The further out from losing my stomach that I get, the more I realize that routine is critically important to how I am feeling. I did really well when I went to Mayo/vacation this last time but still not perfect. I am paying the price now, but not as severe as I have in the past.
I know that when I got home that I was on the verge of another bowel obstruction, which I was thankfully able to avoid. I am still fighting some lung issues and not responding to steroids as quickly as I had hoped. BUT I am still getting by at home and am only really struggling at night.
I think if I only had one or maybe even two medical issues, it would be a lot easier for me to manage. Lately it has really felt like a juggling act as I have so many different symptoms from so many different issues that I sometimes feel like I will always be grappling with one issue or another.
However, this is my life and I will continue to make the best of each and every day that I am blessed to be on this earth. My youngest son starts his senior year of high school this week. I can remember when all my kids were little and these days seemed so far away. Now it feels like I just blinked and they are all adults.
It is a bittersweet time for sure. I am super proud of all of them and excited to see where their lives take them, but also miss them greatly as they get more and more independent. I also love that Dale and I get more time together and are able to spend more time together. All I can say is enjoy every single moment of your life, good or bad, as no one knows when their last day will be.