Gosh, you certainly have more than enough on your plate right now. I do the balancing act too with my crohns, fibro, arthritis and B/P. Sometimes it is like a chain reaction. I guess that is kind of what you are going through with your fibro, leg, fatigue, frustration and blue days. (((((BIG HUGS))))) to you.
I hope things start to move along with your business. Feeling frustrated and sad makes perfect sense. You put your heart and energy into something and it doesn't take off quite as well as you thought. I hope things get straightened out for you and things could move quickly along as planned and you can enjoy the fruits of your labor.
Gosh, we all have our own struggles to deal with day in and day out. I feel your pain LFW. I will continue to keep you in my thoughts.
I thought I had it bad, but it sounds like we are going through basically the same type of things. My moods have been going up and down, I think because my crohns flared up and kept me laying low and now I think I caught a flu bug or something, so I am really, really drained. I go from being frustrated and mad to depressed and back in circles again. But I think my B/P is being aggravated by what has come upon me physically. (The chain reaction thing)
Well here's to both of us.....and many others out there that feel the same way we do....
Lets just keep hangin on!
I have also been thinking about you and your son. There was a terrible shooting incident here in Cleveland on Wednesday. A 14 yr. old freshman who was suffering from depression/rage/abuse brought guns into school and shot two teachers and three other students before killing himself. This child has had problems for years, he didn't even live with is parents, he lived with his 19 yr. old brother who was in a gang. Social services has supposedly been involved, and he was expelled from school the week before for fighting. He was fighting because kids were harassing him and teasing him. I certainly am not drawing a connection between the type of child he was to your wonderful son....the connection is to the issue now being raised in Cleveland schools regarding bullying.
There is a large demand in Cleveland and the suburbs to get to the root of the problems in schools with fighting, etc. BULLYING SHOULD NEVER BE ACCEPTABLE. Children seen bullying or participating in any type of harrassment should be punished immediately. There should be serious repercussions for the children AND their parents for not respecting other human beings. Why don't school educators and policy makers see the connection between bullying and violence in schools? Why aren't the bullies held accountable for their actions. There should be psychiatrists and pyschologists in all of the schools to help children deal with conflict and to raise concerns before things reach a head.
The difference with your son is that he has a strong, loving foundation that is helping to build his self esteem and hopefully negate the effects of the bullies. He is so lucky to have your encouraging words and your loving arms to come home to!
Post Edited (loving frustrated wife) : 10/12/2007 12:43:25 PM (GMT-6)