My apologies from being absent from . . . well . . . everywhere. Since my last trip to the hospital, I have struggled. I feel like I have been treading water just to stay afloat. I’ve wanted to move forward but found myself stuck in the same place.
I’m still really struggling health-wise. I’m still losing weight and not able to eat. My rheumatologist is really worried because I’ve lost a lot of muscle. My joints are ok for the time being but my muscles are in rough shape. I am starting back on Savella so hopefully that will help bring my pain down enough to at least being able to do some exercise to bring back some muscle tone. Fingers crossed that I will have as good of luck this time around on Savella as I did before.
I am also in the process of looking for a counselor to work on my anxiety. Before my last trip to the hospital, I lived in fear of another bowel obstruction but now I also worry about having a repeat performance. I got lucky last time with John coming in when he did but what if next time I’m not as lucky? I know that I can’t live like this. Its not good for me and its not good for my family.
I want to feel whole again so instead of focusing on just my physical health, I want to work on my holistic health. Body, mind, and spirit. I am going back to setting goals like we did for Sharing Our Spoons and sharing them monthly. I would love to have some of you join me and we can walk this journey together!
Thank you so much for all of your continued support and encouragement. It means more than words can explain!
5 comments on “Putting Myself Back Together: My Journey To Becoming Whole Again With Chronic Illness”
You are in my prayers. I’m glad that you are doing self-care as well as your physical. I would love to join “Sharing Our Spoons”. I must admit I kind of stopped trying too. I read Fervent, recently. It is so helpful in how I should pray, because Satan uses our minds to attack us. Fear is a terrible monster. Keep on rocking at taking care of you and your family.
I will definitely have to check out that book! It sounds like something that I really need to read! Thank you so, so much for your prayers and your support!
I have been reading your blog for a few weeks now and wanted to say I think you are doing a great job of working on healing! Hope things continue to go well for you! Light and love! Will be sharing this post!
Thank you so, so much for your well wishes and your prayers! It means SO much!
I want to share my newest post with you. It’s titled Done being strong – http://job6-3.blogspot.com/2016/04/being-strong.html
I have reached a point where I have burned out and I am letting my husband and God take care of me. I think I fought this fir far too long. Now I feel more peaceful and less anxious.
Maybe your journey is similar? Would really like to hear your comments.