Back again, for second try!
Sunday, February 06, 2011
Hi everyone! I was gone for awhile. In case you couldn't tell by the time lapse! But I am back, that is the important part, right? I have brought my daughter into the loop too. She is almost 18 and in the last 4 months has gone from an extremely healthy teenager with two jobs and high school to a teenager with 3 different medical diagnoses', and battling the same lifelong illnesses that she sees her mother deal with on a day to day basis. This has just about broken my spirit down even lower than before, if that is possible.
But, Then I realized something, If I am going to help her get better, I need to show her that I can get better too. This is not a death sentence, life is not over and she needs to pick up her boot straps and fight this.
We are going to work out together, work on eating healthier together, we found her a wonderful doctor (an hours drive away, but a great doc) and I am going to switch to him as well, and we are going to work through this! I need to show her that life can still be worth living with chronic medical conditions and the way that I have been living these last few years has been self destructive, at best.
I have my husband, who is an over the road truck driver, the love of my life, my soul mate, married for almost 25 years to support me, but otherwise very little family support group. But he is gone for stretches of 6-8 weeks at a time, then home for only a few days. And he has gained MANY pounds from just sitting in a truck and no activity. And because I am home on disability, no work or outside friend network to speak of. I am really going to be reaching out for support and help on this journey. I am open to any and all suggestions and support. I am doing this for the long haul. Please, anyone, If you can help us with this journey, I am asking for your motivation, you kind words and even your discipline and verbal "hand slap" when needed! This is too important to myself and my family not to succeed this time.