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Progress in several aspects

Monday, November 10, 2008

I have a plan to recover ME and have been putting parts of the plan into action.

Physically, I am still tapering off the prednisone and have two weeks to go, but now that the dosage is so small the side effects have lessened, yay! I only need tylenol twice a day. I'm taking supplements to make sure I get enough calcium and Omega 3's and misc. others.

My feet are now well enough to walk short distances and every day or at least every other day I make it a goal to walk for 15-20 minutes. Sammy the Terrier drags me along, he loves walking! I also am doing crunches and stretches, and yesterday bought two- two pound barbells to start building some upper body muscle, of which I've lost so much.

I do all my exercises in private so DH doesn't sit and criticise. I'm so done with him holding me back.

Mentally, I've disengaged from all parenting. Neither kid is my problem, they have two parents that can take care of them. It's beginning to feel like a relief from a burden that really wasn't mine to begin with.

Socially, I've started knitting again. I used to do lots of crafts and after I married any time I started a project DH would shove his daughter into whatever I was doing and that took all the fun out of it. In addition, I found a local yarn shop where women get together just to hang out and knit and talk.

I need girlfriends IRL, not just online groups. Working on that, too.

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  • NETPASSONS
    emoticon Sue !!!

    You have to make yourself the top priority. Do this for you.
    I totally understand your situation. Hubby and step-son used to do me the same way. It held me back for a few years. No More.

    Do what is right for YOU. They will soon get the idea. Your health and happiness come first.
    4564 days ago
  • ERIN1128
    Good for you, for taking care of you! I'm a big believer in stress affecting your health (negatively) - when dealing with major health issues like yours, I think it's really important to focus on how to reduce your stress level. emoticon
    4565 days ago
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