Tuesday, November 21, 2017

 


 
My happy happy grandboys, Bradley, Steven and Isaiah!  These three love each other so much and I feel so blessed that they can grow up together!
   Yesterday was a very good day health and energy wise and it scared me.  I actually felt good!  Yes, there was still pain, but it was just annoying and I could actually get things done. :)  I was very thankful for that but, as I said to my sweet hubby, when I feel this good (which is rare), it usually if followed by a crash.  

   I was very careful not to overdo it.  The last thing I wanted was to be out of commision for Thanksgiving.  I have things to do and people I love to spend time with! I really do believe that by spending time this past weekend with some of the people that I love most filled my "emotional happy tank" and really does give a positive boost to my immune system.

   Thanksgiving will be spent with Chris, Heather, the little boys and my cousin Jeremy.  If I am still doing fine after that, then we will head in to see Jaysn, Rachel, baby Steven and Rachel's mom and sister (who are coming up for Thanksgiving this year).  I truly do hope I am doing well because I love Rachel's family and do want to see them before they are back up here again for Christmas.  I am also thinking that we may, if energy allows, stop in at Walmart to pick up a few things at the Black Friday sale.  I am hoping to find matching pajamas for all the grandkids this year.

   Saturday we have a family game night planned since my hanai sister/other mother of my boys Roni and my hanai daughter Erica will be up here to celebrate her mom Char's birthday on Friday and also Thanksgiving.  This will be the first holiday since Mel passed away in September and it may be a difficult one for them so I wanted to do something fun for everyone.  Of course Char is invited too!  We usually do this around Christmas each year, but they are not sure if they will be back up then and I so wanted to continue this tradition, even if it is a month earlier than usual.  My boys and my hubby are so happy that we are doing this too!

   So very much to be thankful for and to be able to spend time with family is what makes me the happiest in life...so why am I scared?  Because there is always that fear that I will crash so badly that I will not be able to go and do these things.  I want to feel good and just soak it all in.  I need to be with my loved ones and not be stuck in bed.  I know that I run the huge risk of crashing big time trying to do too much.  I'm fine with it IF I crash say on Sunday after all the good times and getting together, but am fearful of crashing before then.  I have done everything possible to make sure that I am doing all I can to NOT over tax my body.  The holiday meals are potluck style, and so is the family game night.  My plan is to make wontons for that and my hubby will be helping me.  If I find that I cannot handle that, I do have a backup plan for food.  I have left myself a day between Thanksgiving and the game night to rest (which I know I need to do).

   There are other "outside forces" that affect me and my health that I do not have control over though.  Today it is raining and will be for the next 4 days.  I am feeling it big time.  I am very sensitive to different weather conditions and always have been.  I could feel this coming last night and started to ache everywhere.  It made sleeping very difficult and I am feeling it even more today.  My ears are itchy and feel like they are plugged up and my head feels like it is in vice.  Unfortunately, this is "normal" for me.  I am praying that my body will "adjust" to the rain by tomorrow...sometimes it does and sometimes it doesn't.  My plans for today of doing some baking and housecleaning have been put on hold. That is life and I just have to go with the flow right?  No use beating myself up over something that I have no control over.  I can only do what I can do and give myself grace and have contingency plans. 😉

  

24 comments:

  1. Glad you felt better! It is good to a time to rest like you mentioned. It sounds like your husband is very helpful which is a blessing! Happy Thanksgiving!

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    1. Thank you Angela and a very Happy Thanksgiving to you too!

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  2. I hope you have several good days the rest of the week. You are so blessed to have your hubs.
    Enjoy the remainder of your week and have a great Thanksgiving!

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    1. Thank you so much Cheryl! And yes, I am. :) Happy Thanksgiving my friend!

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  3. Praying to continue to feel well through this holiday weekend. It sounds like you a wonderful time planned. Happy Thanksgiving, Debbie!

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    1. Thank you Wendi and Happy Thanksgiving to you too!

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  4. Glad you are feeling well. Happy Thanksgiving!!

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  5. Prayers for days free of pain and filled with family and fun.
    Happy Thanksgiving!

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    1. Thank you Billie Jo and Happy Thanksgiving!

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  6. Those grandboys are so stinking cute!!! I will pray for you my friend that all goes well. Pace yourself and get some good sleep. I'm on the same mission myself. We can do this! Happy Thanksgiving!

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    1. Thank you! I wish and your girls a very Happy Thanksgiving!

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  7. Barometric pressure changes can really affect arthritis. Happy Thanksgiving

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    1. Yes they can and do. My foot never lies. ;) Happy Thanksgiving!

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  8. Praying for you as well. That you'll be able to do all that you want to do with your loved ones.
    I totally get the fear of a pending crash. It's like waiting for 'the other shoe to drop'. Try and come to a 'stop' today and tomorrow so that you can get through Thursday. I know, easy to say and hard to do. Although, 6 years into CFS, I am some what better at pacing myself.
    You might appreciate this - I was talking with a friend on Sunday at about 930am. She was asking me what my plans were for the day. My reply: "Oh, I'm done for the day. Walked the dog. That's it for the day". She didn't quite know how to respond.LOL.
    I hope your Thanksgiving is all you want it to be.
    Hugs, SJ

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    1. :) SJ, I had to laugh at your response to your friend. We understand but they sure don't. ;)

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  9. Here's praying you are feeling well enough this weekend to do all those wonderful things you have planned, Debbie!! Have a very happy Thanksgiving!

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    1. Thank you Debbie and I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving as well!

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  10. Yep, if I don't get it done in the morning it probably won't get done that day! Waiting until after Thanksgiving to dust and tidy up the house. Then will put out a few Christmas things. Going to visit my mom from the 2nd to the 12th but my husband will be home to start enjoying them. Really trying to pace myself to not over do it before I go up to Oregon. Your grandsons are so cute. Take care and have an awesome Thanksgiving with your loved ones.

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    1. I hope you have a wonderful visit with your mom next month and that you have a great Thanksgiving too!

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  11. Hope you continue to feel great, Debbie and enjoy Thanksgiving and all the planned activities with your family and friends.

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    1. Thank you so much Bless and I hope you have a wonderful time with your daughter!

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