Monday, September 21, 2009

Friday...a long day

Hello Everyone,

I borrowed one of my sons truck so I could take Mom to her appointments on Friday. This meant he had to come over early so I could drop him off at work. I dropped him off, picked up Jerry's nasal sprays and proceed to pick Mom up prior to 9:30 AM. She had to have a fasting blood test in the morning. Jerry came along even though he felt horrible. We stopped to pick up food after the test and proceeded to drop Jerry off at home. We had an hour to rest, then back from Southeast Austin to Southwest Austin for another test. She had two tests this afternoon, she felt so weak and in pain we had to rest at a picnic table by the doctor's office to rest. After all getting in and out of a truck for a short person is a chore. I was beat and did not want to make my last stop. I had to pick up a few items at Walmart. I almost kept driving, but decided to just do it.

Do you ever just realize you are pushing to motivate yourself and the other voice fights back! I know I sound crazy, I go back and forth and finally make myself do it! I did it and made a final stop to pick up a meal. I wasn't up to cooking. The motivation can only take you so far! I made it home by 7:00 PM, what a day! My right knee was hurting because I am not used to driving for long periods of time. You can truly tell a difference when you get back to driving and running errands. Pacing is important.

I went straight to bed because I knew I would have to wake up early the next morning to pick up my son at work. The reason I am sharing my day with you is so that you can examine your day and feelings. We can motivate ourselves and are capable of much more than we think.

Do me a favor for just one day...write down everything you do and what it took to get it done. You will amaze yourself or not. Believe me, I have had those "or not" days too. Heehee

Thinking of you, praying you had a fatigue and pain free day!

2 comments:

theBluesman said...

Good post, you're truly an incredible person, keep posting as i enjoy reading your post today. BTW this is my first visit to yr blog. i came in thru Tricia's blog.

Fibro Viv said...

Hello theBluesman,

It helps me to share my day with people because based on emails I have received, many do not feel comfortable telling anyone how they truly feel. It is truly sad. I want people to share their thoughts and feelings.

Thank you for commenting and may your week end with some type of miracle.

Viv