Tuesday, November 22, 2011
It's been a while since I've been able to blog. Since Halloween it's been a roller coaster of hospitalizations, numerous Doctor appointments, and the need for constant care, I'm still here. Oh no...it's not me, I'm a caregiver to my in-laws. I'm not complaining, I'm so happy to be here to assist them in any way possible. I've just been taken by surprise. I didn't expect their health to deteriorate so soon. It's amazing how quickly your health can spiral out of control.
There is a realization that I've had through all this that makes me uncomfortable. Unfortunately, some of my in-laws health problems are due to their life choices, (smoking, overweight, high fat diet). These are the same life choices that until recently I was making. Seeing the reality of these choices strengthens my resolve and determination to stay on track and to continue to make healthy choices. I'm heartbroken that my lesson is due to the pain of people that I love. So I'm doing the best I can to help them recover quickly. It's never too late to adopt healthy habits, so I'm trying to encourage them as best I can.
This has been one of the most difficult months of my life however...
Despite the extreme emotional ups and downs, I'm not stress eating.
Despite the limited time that I can be away from home, I've continued to exercise regularly.
I continue to laugh.