9 July 2012

Update on Ausjenny

Wanted to update you on how I am. What I am learning etc. I can finally say the headache I have been waking up to each day has gone from a seven out of ten to about a one out of ten. This morning it was there but not debilitating like the past several mornings. I am still suffering from dizziness which is frustrating and feel so tired. But today not as tired as I have been.

Friday I got the news that there is nothing to worry about the tests came back negative and while I wasn't really dwelling on it or worried I think the back of my mind was a little worried. The exhaustion has lifted as well. It felt like when you go to the dentist and the anesthetic  is wearing off you can feel the tightness then its fine that is sort of how the exhaustion felt as it left. I am eating better and am using this to start eating healthier. 

I am so thankful for the neighbours and the food they brought over. I have extra in the freezer now which is a real blessing. I am also thankful for friend who have shopped for me as I now am well stocked in iron rich foods. I have never been this weak and lethargic. I actually went 10 days without reading and even now its not the amounts I would normally read but I am reading a little. I am trying to do little things as sitting here is sending me stir crazy. I am not really wanting to watch tv. I have found I feel the cold so much more and when cold have less energy.

I haven't made it shopping yet so no slippers but I have packed a toiletry bag and put it where it can be found so I am prepared in future. The one thing I missed more than anything was a comb. I still need to buy an extra one to put in the bag. 

I have learnt its ok to accept help, I am so use to being independent that its hard to accept help but I need it and am grateful. Having my bed made when I got home was a real blessing. I have a couple of beautiful plants to enjoy which really brightens the room. 

I have a new theme song "One day at a time Sweet Jesus" its very appropriate and I have been playing it a lot. I know I will get better each day and know not to rush it. 

One last comment thank you to everyone who has been praying I have felt the prayers and I have needed them. It is so humbling to know so many people care. I don't have a big network here where I live and to be able to put a request on a board or group in the middle of the night when I was having nightmares and other issues was so reassuring and I know those prayers got me through at least one really bad night.


Brooke said...

Thanks for this updated. Glad to hear you are starting to have more energy and generally feeling better than before.


PurlingPenny said...

So glad you are on the mend Jenny, and thankful to hear the good report that all is well. I'm sure it's tough to go from being a carer to being cared for, so good for you for seeing the blessing. ((((((((hugs))))))))

Ausjenny said...

Thanks Ladies. I did some tasks yesterday that exhausted me. I hate being so weak. i did do some ironing which was an achievement but it was all I could do. I know One day at a time.

Anonymous said...

Good to see you mending--slowly but surely!
Accepting help is a bit easier when you remember that you're letting someone else get the blessing of giving.
Glad you weren't completely alone in this. God has you in the palm of His hand. =)

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