Happy New Year! My first New Year’s Resolution it to try to post something at least once a week. I feel that’s just often enough to keep me going without being so much that I burn out.
My second resolution I found here. Every day I will concentrate on what I CAN do (and never dwell on what I can’t do). What does this mean to me? Well, instead of worrying that I didn’t finish the laundry today (or even get it started), I will be ok with getting out of bed, getting the kids off to school, and feeding myself properly.
It’s been awhile since I posted anything. I apologize for that. It’s been a rough month. The medication that was added a few months ago is no longer helping as much as it was. I’ve been meaning to call my neurologist about it and I either keep forgetting or my brain hurts too much to do much. I guess I could ask Ted to call, but I feel like it’s my responsibility. Is that me being silly? I know he will help if I ask, but should I?
I’ve never been good at asking for help. It’s gotten worse as my migraines have gotten worse. It’s hard admitting to not being as strong as you should be. I think it’s even worse being a parent and have chronic pain. I don’t want my kids to see me as weak. Nor do I want them to think this is a normal thing. I want to be a good role model for them and I don’t feel like I am.
I’m also hoping to boost awareness as much as I can. I’m going to research as much as I can what I can do to educate people. It frustrates me how little I know. It’s even more painful when others don’t know what is needed to help those of us who have migraines.
If you let people into your life a little bit, they can be pretty damn amazing. ~ Sherman Alexie
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