I’m proud to participate in the 5th annual RA Blog Week. Today’s topic:
Advice – What advice would you give to your newly diagnosed self after what you’ve learned living with RD?
Today has been a very difficult day. Not because of my help, but because of my dog’s health. The past three days I’ve taken her back and forth to veterinarians, specialists, and even a trip to the ER. Then when I was asked to attend an evening work function, I still went (and took the dog) because I didn’t want to let anyone down. I’m exhausted but can’t rest because I need to pack for an out-of-town wedding. I’ll need to pack the dog and cat’s in addition to myself. I need to get up at 5:30 am to get to work on time, then need to drive 2 hours to get to my destination. It’s after 9:30 pm. I’m only 1/2 packed. I’m exhausted. I just can’t do it all. There is always tomorrow.
So my advice to my early diagnosed self: You can’t do it all, and that is okay. Be kind to yourself and don’t be afraid to rest when you need it…..even when under pressure.
Short and sweet….because I’m tired and my eyes are a bit blurry from shedding tears at the vet tonight. I need to take a page from Georgia’s book when dealing with Chronic Illness. She always does it with a smile, no matter what.
Thanks to Rick Phillips for organizing RA Blog week. I’m proud to participate!