Sunday, July 31, 2011

One Hour At A Time

It's been over a month since my last post. What a full month I have had. In the process, I'm in one of the worst flares I have had. However, the memories I have, are priceless. I have felt miserable for almost a week and have this weekend to rest as much as possible. I sure hope tomorrow brings a better day.

When I over exert my body, multiple things happen....I sweat excessively, my Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) kicks into full gear, my stomach gets sick, muscles cramp; become weak and my headache worsens. I suppose that is enough to list for now! To help ease symptoms, I must be in a reclined position, either in a recliner chair or bed. I take one-half of a Dramamine. Dramamine is an OTC medication for motion sickness and helps my upset tummy and Vertigo. If I take a whole tablet, I go to sleep. Sleep helps, but I can sleep without the additional medication.

I had a week off from my State Park duties. I played with my Granddaughter, Lyla, who is 2 1/2 years old. I spent Monday with Heather, traveling to Vancouver, Washington. It was a nice "Mommy and Me" day. We stayed with Adam, Carrie and Lyla for a couple of nights before picking Patrick up at the airport upon his return from visiting his Uncles, Seth and Steve in Chicago for two weeks. One more night all together, then we kidnapped Lyla for four days. While Lyla busied us all, we celebrated Grandson Josh's 13th birthday. By the time these activities were complete, I was a goner or maybe a groaner!! I've always said that it would be all worth the pain if I am able to participate. After this weekend, I may change my mind! For now, it's one hour at a time.

YOU CAN .... have humor when your body is betraying you.

YOU CAN .... accomplish a chore on the way to the bathroom.