Monday, September 28, 2009

Learning to adapt

I have so much housework to do today, actually, the same housework that hasn't been done for a month now. I started in the kitchen, which is half way done, and decided to take a break. It is so hard for me. I have always been the kind of person who doesn't stop something I've started until I finish. But since getting rheumatoid arthritis, I have had to learn to adapt. It is very difficult for me. I look around my house and see how it looks and all the things I would like to do, and realize I have to do things differently than I used to. Until now I have done nothing or I have done it all in a day and spent the next two days in agonizing pain, while everything I did gets undone and I am right back where I started. I decided that I needed to do a little then take a break, then do a little more. So this blog is my break, and hopefully by the end of the day the kitchen will be done. Although I don't hold out too much hope for that because Megan is home with the flu today and I am about to go sit with her. I will say that I have learned alot in the past year, I have so much more understanding and compassion for people with chronic diseases, they are life changing and I guess you just don't understand unless you have been through it. Everyone has challenges in their lives, this is mine. I hope I am able to adapt my life and be happy with what I CAN do.

8 comments:

marcia@joyismygoal said...

:) You seem happier lately DOes that come through acceptance?

Anne said...

I'm sorry to hear you have sick people at your house too :( I'm sure that makes it harder on you. It was great to see you the other day!

Judith said...

love you

I have a good life said...

What a great outlook, J! I am so impressed with you. I think you are right in taking it a little at a time and doing what you CAN do. Next break: my house and Rockband?!?

I have a good life said...

Thanks for your post! :) I miss you. Going to the temple either Friday night or Saturday some time. Wanna come?

Little Miss Sunshine said...

Okay I'm just reading your post. How are things at this point? Hugz!

txmommy said...

you always face your challenges with a smile, thanks for the good example.

lizzy-loo said...

you are an amazing person. i am so glad you are blogging and i am so glad my blog is back up come visit. miss you and know that i feel so fortunate to have you as my sister.