Not one step…
I was there in the room. I was there and I HEARD. 64 is too young to be willing to waste your life away in front of a TV waiting to die. Congestive heart failure. Suffering from this condition for as long as I can remember. Body warnings time and again, as I’m sure several of his doctors have warned him, even early on. I was there and I HEARD. Years later and several bi-passes and heart attacks survived the doctors have sent him home and told him there is nothing more they can do. There is plenty he can do, they say his body is still very healthy. It’s up to him to completely change his lifestyle. I was there and I HEARD. Several times the doctors have told him. EAT HEALTHY, EXERCISE. Nothing drastic or out of his control. EAT HEALTHY, EXERCISE. He wants a procedure and/or a pill. He wants no effort to extend his own life and I can’t make him want to.
Not one step…
Moving from the bed to the couch to the kitchen table is not “moving more”. It could be if he did this every hour building up his body strength but he doesn’t. His children hover, giving him the tools to make his life better. Proper food available, sometimes prepared and served (although we are cutting back on this for his own good), walker/cane, timer, exercise bands, pedal exerciser. All the little things you need to get started BUT we can’t motivate him. We suggest, encourage and remind and still, not one step unless it is a pill. He’ll take any combination of those.
Believe it or not his lifestyle is my motivation. I REFUSE to sit back and let a TV be my life. Missing out on what is out there for me to experience. He is missing out on family, grandchildren, holidays, walking, sunshine, snow, places to see and things to do. I feel sad for him. How can he not want these things?
SO, Not one step…
I will not do one step for him that he cannot do himself. I will continue to encourage and provide whatever materials he needs as motivation. I will continue to help him to communicate with is doctors and encourage him to work with the all his doctors as I will make sure he “HEARS” what they tell him. I will not listen to him complain without redirection to what he should be doing instead. I will not enable or do for him what he is capable and should be doing for himself.
There’s my first step…
Remember you can do anything you set your mind to.
Commit to it. One tiny step at a time to live healthier physically and mentally!!
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