I began writing this post about three or four days ago, I don’t really remember. It explains why I haven’t been around here over the past eight days or so.
There have been quite a few articles and posts written about how everyone is doing with their New Year resolutions – what I like to call commitments. There are tips on how to stick to your goals by choosing someone to be accountable to, ensuring you put them in writing and other similar advice. What I haven’t seen yet is what to do when your plans and goals are thwarted by elements you can’t control.
Last week, the first week of the year, I was so gung-ho to get started and forge ahead on the steps to accomplish my commitments. On Monday, the 2nd, the children were still home from school so I spent a portion of that time getting organized and looking forward to Tuesday, which for me was the first official day of the year. Tuesday I worked some on my book proposal and a couple of other things I can’t remember and by that end of the day I was attacked with a headache that turned into a migraine. I haven't been good for anything since then because between headaches, body aches, weakness and exhaustion I haven't gotten anything done. That’s been a little more than a week ago and I’m beginning to get a little discouraged.
What’s one to do when sickness, or other things you can’t control, gets in the way? What makes it doubly frustrating for me is the fact when my everyday ailments aren’t flaring up I try to make the best use of my time and get tasks accomplished. My ailments, for the most part, are behaving and I’m wracked with headaches, weakness, dizziness, aches, decreased appetite, tummy aches, stabbing sinus pain and exhaustion so intense that I am dozing while I type this. Exhaustion is there even though I’ve napped everyday, more than once a day, for the past week.
A little update on this most recent health snafu: I have been giving some medicine for the headaches, which have not gone away but are kept at bay by the drugs. I am expecting and hoping to find a reason why the headaches started and won’t stop really soon.
Thanks for continuing to come around and check on me. I really appreciate it. You’ll hear from me soon!
If you’re not familiar with my “health story” you can read of an older post that should include some links if you’re interested in digging and reading a little further.