it's worth the pain

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   Posted 6/23/2009 10:49 PM (GMT -7)   
smilewinkgrin  I have just spent 4 incredibly wonderful days with my grand niece.  She is six and smart as a whip. She used to live within 20 miles of her father, grandmother(my sister) and me.  She lives in CA now, and I haven't seen her since x-mas.
Saturday we had a pool party for her birthday.  I spent all day either running around hosting it, or in the pool.  I was working on 5 hrs of sleep, and didn't get to bed until 1am.  Sunday was at our home again, with my sisters family, in the pool again.  I had her overnight Sunday, and Monday the temp was 94.  Swimming, again, that day for only 3 hrs this time.  She slept at her Gramas Monday night and was back this am and my husband and I took her to the science museum. 
I am so totally wiped out and sore, and I know I pushed myself way to far, but I have to take the time I can because its not very often.  I was crying after we got home because I couldn't get my t-shirt off.  How sad is that.  I hated to ask my husband because I thought he would tell me I shouln't of pushed myself.  Once again, he understood why I did it.  He knows that little girl is so precious to me.  He took her swimming while I rested with ice packs.  Then I made dinner, and after we played games. 
 I just put her to bed at 11:30.
I am not complaining.  I'm happy I could do what I did.  But sad because my time is so limited.  She goes with her dad tomorrow.  I will have her again, next Monday and we plan to go to the Childrens Museum, provided I can walk by then.  We go to museums and the zoo.  She loves it, because these are the special places that Mimi & uncle Dan take her.
Listen to me ramble on & on.  At least this time, and it is a 1st, I'm rambling to people who can maybe understand all of these little things, but still are not comparable with what I could do.  That sounds so "woe is me" doesn't it.
Anyway, after these last 4 days, I am willing to suffer through whatever, because it was so worth it. :-)
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   Posted 6/23/2009 11:22 PM (GMT -7)   
You just ramble on as much as you want, Maggi!! Yes, we certainly do understand what you mean........... I'm so glad you had this time with the little one. I rarely get to see half of my grandchildren because they are so far away. I especially miss time with the two youngest -- they grow so fast -- but my son got me a cam so we do get to 'see' each other more often. It's not the same, of course, but it really does help.
When they do get to come, I way overdo it, too. Guess most of us do............ But it IS so worth it........
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   Posted 6/24/2009 4:45 AM (GMT -7)   
I have discovered I can push through the pain, and overdo once every two days. I run errands, visit Dad (long drive), in nursing home, go to dentist, etc. etc. one day, next day, today, is a 'down day". I surely couldn't do it four straight days. Congrats on making it through.
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   Posted 6/24/2009 6:06 AM (GMT -7)   

I just love posts like this!  You are enjoying your life and not letting fibro get in the way. 

I've gone overboard, too.  I also have a pool so people like to congregate here!  I remember when my son came to visit me for a week and brought three of his friends.  I ended up driving them all over the place, the beach, the Aquarium,  Busch Gardens (that was difficult!), etc.  I was totally exhausted when everyone went home but I have been left with fabulous memories.  I'd do it over again...most definitely!


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   Posted 6/24/2009 7:01 AM (GMT -7)   
There are some people that it is worth over doing it for. I hold my 11 week old great grandson every chance I get knowing my shoulders, arms and hands are going to hurt badly the next day but I'm not going to pass up this time with him, he is growing so fast as it is. Starting next week I'm going to keep each of my grandchildren one at a time for a couple days each and each one will want to do different things but this is my special time with them and they so look forward to their stays with us I'm not going to let fibro get in the way of that. When it comes to my family fibro has to take a backseat.
I'm so glad you are enjoying her so much.
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   Posted 6/24/2009 8:06 AM (GMT -7)   
Such a sweet story! It gives me hope!
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   Posted 6/24/2009 11:00 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh what a great time you had. The good outweighs the bad here and I am glad that you choose to be with your niece. She will always remember the fun times she had with her aunt and uncle.

It sounds like your hubby had a great time also.

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