"It is only possible to live happily ever after on a day to day basis."
I have good news to share today. My shunt started operating properly late last week!! I have had alot fewer headaches and much less body pain, so life is back to normal. Whatever normal is. Makes me think of the quote above. We make life what it is on a day to day basis. I like to decide how happy I am going to be for the moment and hopefully that will carry on for the hour and on for the day. I am someone who likes to live in the present and get as much as I can out of it. That is why I take life slowly. I try not to miss anything. I think I learned this from lying in hospital beds and lying in bed hurting, but I am not sure. I think one can decide whether they can enjoy mundane tasks or not. One can be happy in their mind. This didn't always work for me when I was chemically depressed and my medicine wasn't working for my bipolar so I know it isn't always possible, but I strive to be as joyful as I can be. It doesn't work now when I am very, very worried about something either or there is alot of chaos going on around me. I do try to have my environment as stress-free as I can make it now. My life is so much different than it was in my 20's. So, so much different. I have also learned that stressful situations don't last. I used to panic and make them worse. Now I can ride them out so much better. I am not sure why I am writing about this this morning. Maybe I needed to hear it.
There is a wonderful new disablities journal, As I Am, that is filled with courageous entries and information. I highly recommend it for anyone who is intrested in the subject! Thanks for starting it, Tammy and Andi!
I am taking a break from volunteering for a few weeks to take some personal time. I want to have as little stress as possible. I was wondering if stress could have caused my shunt to clog. I was having some high-stress situations around the time it began to malfunction. I am also trying to do some more fun things in my life. I bought a book of sudokus and can't stop doing them!!! Does anyone else do these?!? I am so addicted!! I am going to pick up painting again! I am feeling the creative streak and I think I will start to make some Christmas presents for some friends and family as well.
This is a week of birthdays in my family. I wanted to wish HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my Uncle Gene, Therese, and Carl!!!! And, well, one other person has a birthday and she is turning 40, but that is a secret. LOL
The Literacy Site has double-click week and The Breast Cancer Site has triple-click month!! They only take two seconds to click!
I am off to enjoy my day...take care! xox
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