I hope y’all had a great weekend! Are you ready for Monday, the start of another long week, again? I can tell you, I am so far from being mentally and physically ready for Monday. I wish there was a way to have about a month off of work, but considering that isn’t possible, I am preparing myself as much as I can to tackle Monday morning!
Right now, I am working up the energy to go to the dreaded grocery store. I know it is something that I have to do and there is only two of us, so we don’t need a lot. But, I don’t know about you, I hate grocery shopping. It is always so crowded and the people aren’t very polite, they must love grocery shopping as much as I do! It seems that people are always walking three wide so you can’t get by them, and when you say “excuse me”, you are the one being rude! I thought about ordering online, so the people who work at the grocery store get everything together and put it in your car, but that costs extra. It might actually be worth it today. This might sound crazy, but I don’t like someone else picking out the fruit. Sometimes, some of the fruit at the grocery store don’t look all that great, so you have to look them all over to find the best one. I can’t imagine the person at the store getting my things together is going to be very picky. Even though it might take me a few more hours to build the energy up to do it, but I will just go to the store and do it myself. It should not take long and then I can come home and rest up for Monday.
Today is the second day of the full amount of Tecfidera. I am struggling somewhat because I am very nauseous. I don’t know if it is the Tecfidera or a stomach bug, but I have had a lot of stomach issues yesterday and today. The constant feeling that you have to vomit isn’t any fun. Whether the nausea is a stomach bug or side effects of the Tecfidera, hopefully it will ease up soon. It is crazy when you have doctors telling you that you need to gain weight, and then you start a medication where you are unable to keep things in, not sure how they expect me to maintain my weight or gain any.
Struggling with pain and nausea has been very difficult, but I am trying to remain positive about these issues. They can’t last forever, right? Considering I have always believed that positive thoughts bring positive things, and negative thoughts bring negative things, I have remain positive. These things could be worse than they are, so I really have nothing to complain about. I am still able to write, read a book, do laundry and even go to the grocery store, so I guess you could say I am doing fairly well. It takes strength and positive thinking to move forward in life sometimes. I will not cave to the issues I am dealing with, instead I am going to keep my head held high and continue living. What other choices do we really have when faced with struggles? Giving up is not an option for me!
It might sound silly, but one thing that helps me get through pain and work is music. Music has the ability to change your mood and give some type of relief. If you can just focus on either the beat of the music or the lyrics, it can take your mind off of anything. There are a several bands that I absolutely love all their songs. I will only list a few because it could take all day to tell you about all of them. The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus has a special place in my heart, Fall Out Boy, Ed Sheeran (I know he isn’t a band, but I love some of his songs). David Osmond has one song that gives me hope, I Can Do This and so many more!!! But, you should really check out some of the music by these artists. I know that The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus has some new music coming out and it will be amazing like the rest of their music!
I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend and I hope Monday isn’t too bad for you! Mondays are just another day to fight through and we can all make it! Remember, only do what you can and don’t push yourself too hard. The work will get done whether it be the same day or the next day, the world will not come to an end if you can’t get everything done the same day!
Thank you for continuing to read and comment on my posts! I appreciate all of you and the strength you all give me. As always please leave a comment and I will respond just as fast as I can! I love the connections we have made and look forward to making more. Take care and always remember the courage you have within you!