Welcome back....I can see you will never change! Whats the saying a workhorse never dies? I understand why you do what you do....its better to keep going then sit idle....we hurt anyway so why not do stuff, kind of then makes an excuse for the pain!! Sounds like you truly had a wonderful time! We MISSED YOU!!
Can relate for sure....hope all goes well with your tooth today!!
Good morning *warm huggs* How are you feeling this AM? Better or rested? We aure did miss you! I am amazed at the descriptions of all the places you have gone. Did you get any pictures? Oh how amazing that must have been! I could almost picture myself there!
Gosh, your endless generosity! I am sure your friend appreicates your support very much. I can imagine you are a godsend to him in his time of need. I do not know how you do it! But, gosh, I am sure you touch as many lives out in the real world as you do here. It warms my heart to no end.
We all hope you get your computer up and running soon!
You mean that old boss who was such a tight mean nasty piece of work has actually done something nice for you??? Wonders never cease!
May be your brother is still going through the grieving phase of losing his ability to do things, maybe he will wake up to himself and move on to the "lets live life to the fullest I now can" stage? I hope so, he sounds awfully young to give up, pain or no pain.
I'm a bit like you, push myself through to get things done and then collapse later. I think there is quite a bit of denial going on in our lives. Once the knees swell so much I can't get my jeans on is probably not a good way of knowing when to pull back! There has to be a happy medium for you out there too.
You are AMAZING...you sound like my husband, he can do anything! I totally understand WHY you do things for yourself, my husbands motto is "if it can be done I can do it better and if I haven't tried it, I'm sure gonna! lol. No surprise to me, he always gets it done! Nice to hear Whacko Boss donated to the cause...I'm sure he has a lot of regrets of should haves for Pete! He probably finally realizes what he lost when you decided to leave!
Your brother definitely sounds like he has become a victim of his circumstances. I have a friend who truly has CP but moans and groans and says I CAN'T more then she CAN DO. I don't say much out loud but it does make me try harder to do things, so I don't end up like that! I chuckle inside when she says to me "you just don't understand". SURE!!!!??????
So glad you enjoyed your Roadtrip and even more happy your back! Love your energy!
Pete this is going to surprise you but in many ways I totally agree with your thoughts in this matter. I have always pushed myself harder than most, its a character flaw I suppose lol. But, you know I feel like this, I can sit on my behind all day and do nothing but feel sorry for myself, wallow in self pity or tell myself oh no, I can't do that, I have CP or I have this or I have that. Well, I choose not to do that. I want some kind of a life and I am the only that can make that life. Oh hell yes, I do many things I shouldn't, that human nature. But, I do try to be careful enough that I don't further an injury.
I spent one year in bed and I swore after that never again, I did not care if I had to crawl, I would never get down in a bed again. Maybe thats why I have my days and nights mixed up, I have not slept in a bed in over a year lol. Instead of letting my short comings work against me, I work with them and around them. Learning to pace ourselves is one of the most difficult things I ever had to learn, but the payoff is tremendous. Diversion is another great tactic, I guess most of all its not letting it get the best of you.
I think its wonderful you got in your car and took off. You did the right thing, you slapped your collar on, probably drove a little too long every day, but you dealt with it. You are right, it did make you feel younger, you did not imagine that either. I am in the process of putting a small trip together and going to visit my sister now thats it cooler. She is only 2 1/2 /3 hrs away and my oxygen tank wil last if I turn the setting down. She is oxygen too so I can fill er up when I get there lol. I use liquid oxygen, I think she does too, but I also think she uses a concentrater at night and I don't, I use the liquid tank.
Glad you are home safe, remember try to pace yourself on the barn. If you can get someone to be around and do your ladder work, you really should stay off a ladder.