Time to start taking care of me again
Saturday, February 01, 2020
So I haven't been home since September 8th. My brother had his heart attack on September 21st and it took 18 minutes to restart his heart. Longest night of my life. Then next 9 weeks was 3 different hospitals and sleeping on a futon or the recliner at the hospital his last two weeks.
I've been taking care of him out of the hospital since November 22nd. It's been so stressful but I've managed the stress okay. I haven't taken the best care of me. So it's starting today.
I'm taking care of my skin and hair okay but my feet are horrible especially the right foot. My right foot is dry and cracked and painful. I've been hit and miss about it the past week but today I started with care twice a day.
My brother's scales are a joke. I have no true idea about my weight. I get on them and weight 20 lbs less than September and I know that's not right. I get on them again and my weight is 10lbs less than that. Get on a 3rd time and it's in the middle. My scales at home quit working so when I get home next week I am buying new ones. So I can see where I am.
I am trying to eat better but my brother has different tastes than me. His diet is lacking in fresh vegetables and such. He's never ate them. So while I'm home I hope to eat my kind of food.
I have an appointment with my PCP and my retina specialist next week. I hope my labs aren't too bad. I'll get my meds refilled and back on track. I've run out of a couple and will run out Tuesday on one of my BP meds.
I hope to get together with my cousins once I get back if we can get together.
I have some things I want to do while I'm home too. If the rain ever stops, I'll be out walking again instead of walking around inside the house.
I hope to get a haircut too while I'm home and dye my hair again so I'm blonder than at present.
I'll be looking through my clothes at home and bringing a few more things back with me. Maybe some jewelry. I'm not much on makeup because frankly I can't see good enough to properly apply it. I have some so I may look into that.
Other than that, I've ordered a couple Simple Abundance books. I'm having a hard time keeping up with my journal and datebook and gratitude journal. I'll probably just use the date book as my journal and continue the gratitude journal.
I'll have to do a lot of iPad updates and my phone too. All sorts of things to do.
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