Saturday, May 25, 2013
I recently got a reality check. My Mother has had another stroke, but refused to go to the hospital. Within a month of this, she has now fallen and broken her arm, which required surgery. I am thankful that she is getting the care that she so desperately needed when she had the stroke, but she's not real happy about it. She was not a good candidate for rehab so they told her she needed to go to a skilled nursing facility. It once again reminded me why I originally began my journey. I didn't want my family to have to go through what I am having to go through with my Mom. Being an only child, the responsibility is mine. I am thankful that I have family, but it is often hard.
I did really well for awhile after my Mom's heart attack, but I need to take better care of myself. It is not always easy, but I have to put for the effort and make it happen. I have come to the realization that it is ultimately about choices. Some I may not like at the time, but overall, I know I can rock this and be a healthier me! Working out makes ME feel better. Eating better makes ME feel better. And I'm sure my body appreciates it so much more.
I am hereby respectfully requesting some assistance for someone to check in with me, etc. I don't have a workout buddy anymore and I know that helps me greatly. I just need to get my mojo going again so I can continue down this healthy road. I don't want to be a burden to any of my children.