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The littlest things

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Posts: 360
Joined: Jan 2010

Last night I was filling out my bracket for my office March madness basketball pool and remembered last year sitting in the chemo room with my husband and yelling at the TV so loud the nurses all came running to see if we were OK. I was crying so hard I could barely see to pick my teams. Then this morning I woke up to no hot water which set me off all over again! I thought I was getting stronger, obviously I was wrong.

When does it stop?


Posts: 1862
Joined: Aug 2010

It's just hard, Kathy. Sometimes we are thrust into things we are not prepared to deal with but I'm sure you managed concerning the hot water issue, even it meant a cold sponge bath for the day.

You know you can do this - sometimes, we just wonder when life will get back to normal and then we stop and realize this is VERY normal and that's the part we really don't like.

Hugs, Kathy, and a warm bath to you, too!

mswijiknyc's picture
Posts: 421
Joined: Oct 2010

I figured this out yesterday when walking to do errands as it was the first really nice day for me to do so.

Grief is like going to the gym for the first time ever, or taking the first big hike after hibernating all winter. At first it's draining, everything hurts, and you feel like poo. But if you keep putting one foot in front of the other, it does get better in time, and you get stronger and better able to take on all the stuff you couldn't before.

Today is one of my bad days, I can feel it coming on. But if the hill is too steep, I find a some shelter and take a rest before moving on. It's ok, I don't think anyone expects me or you, or anyone for that matter, to be who we were before, or move forward at any other pace than our own.

Take a rest. It's ok. This hill will give you a great view in time.

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Tina Blondek
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Joined: Nov 2009

Thank You April! Very well said.
Tina in Va

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