Thursday, October 15, 2009

Focus on Accomplishments

Hello Everyone,

What a week it has been. Jerry lost his wallet and we have no idea where. He did not notice it until about three days after we had been out with a friend to dinner. No telling where it is. Oh well, I am ordering new a Medicare card, his license (he can no longer drive) or id. Thank goodness I never let him carry much money because this has happened more than 2-3 times. Poor baby, he feels badly, but what can we do? I will not stress over this because I don't have enough energy to do it. Stress is not good for our family environment.

Jerry almost ended up in the hospital on Monday fortunately, we went to see the doctor and he figured out a different means of administering the only IV medication that helps Jerry's breathing issues. Usually they only administer this medication in the hospital, there is a place called Austin Infusion Center where they use the IV's. The only problem was I had to take him to two places on Monday, he had to have the medication on Tuesday (twice) and he had two other appointments this week. We found out he had to have nasal surgery this week. So, I have to plan out budgeting money for surgery. You have to pay upfront, no payments arrangements.

I have not had much sleep this week and have had to drive around more than usual. I was so fatigued on Tuesday, I stayed in the car while Jerry went in for his dose of medication.

Lets get down to what I wanted to post about. Due to our chronic illness and disabilities we are unable to accomplish certain tasks or complete the number of chores we want to. We must focus on what we have been able to accomplish. While I have not been able to take care of certain chores, I have completed some, so I feel good about it. I have been able to drag myself out of bed, take Jerry to his appointments and somehow managed to visit my Mom during the process. That is great and I thank my Lord for giving me the strength to walk, drive and support my family.

I am ashamed of myself for not recognizing I can walk unlike some of my other Blogger friends. Shame on me. I pray to God for forgiveness.

Do yourself a favor and focus on the positive aspects of your life and recognize how blessed you are. Don't fall into that trap of not noticing others with much more pain.

Thinking of everyone and I hope and pray everyone has had a pain and fatigue free week.


Diane J Standiford said...

Not funny, but kind of LOL. the hospital ICU LPST my ID that I just got, and ir was awful hard to get it. They kept me 5days ICU, $60,000, and kept my ID. At least I got my wallet back. have a peaceful weekend you two!

Jo said...

I hope you are remembering to get some rest through all of this. Sounds like a nightmare all the hospital stuff.

Don't be too hard on yourself. I think you have enough to cope with!

All the best :-)

Lori said...

Hi there. I've meandered over to your blog and just wanted to introduce myself to you. I look forward to reading more.

Fibro Viv said...

Hello Diane,

So sorry to hear about your costly visit. We have so many hospital bills, doctor bills, ambulance, etc., not fun.

Wishing you the best and God Bless

Fibro Viv said...

Hi Jo,

I know I need rest, I get so wired trying to keep up and it is difficult to relax. You know that feeling when you are so exhausted you cannot rest?

Thank you so much for the reminder, I need to follow my own advice.

Take care,

Fibro Viv said...

Hello Lori,

Glad to hear you found my sight, I am on my way to reading yours. Thank you for commenting.

Wishing you and yours the best in life.

Jo said...

I need to follow my own advice too! Skipped a couple of rests today - and am paying.

theBluesman said...

It's been quite hard on you & yr family. But I'm happy that you still can be positive about it all and i hope that it would lessen the burden a bit. Take care Viv.

Fibro Viv said...

Hi theBluesman,

Yes it has been a challenge however, there are people with more challenging lives.

I remember driving down the road from our home and there is an area where people live in trailer homes, no running water. We always make sure we give some of the folks some blankets, clothes etc., for the winter. So Sad.

timethief said...

I have added your blog to my reading list and have also sent you link love via my post A Lovely Award Please keep the meme going so we all benefit from the links and from getting new readers too. :)

Fibro Viv said...

Hello timethief,

Thanks for A Lovely Award, I have posted it and added others.

I hope your week is full of fun and adventure.