A Gentle Reminder Would Have Been Preferable

I’ve done it again this year.

I’ve let work consume me. Becoming more focused on what needs to get done than on the people I’m doing it for.

And as always, life has a way of reminding me to wake up. Pay attention. And worry less about what has to get done.

This year’s reminder has come in the form of a few fibroids and a smattering of cysts that decided that it would funsies to throw a party in the right side of my abdomen.

Ugh.

Over the past 19 days, the pain has gone from ignorable, to concerning, to debilitating and on to annoying.

I’m grateful to have answers now (even though I’m still waiting to hear about treatment options other than waiting for the party to wind down on its own) and a prescription for diuretics has made breathing an option again (seriously, hats off to all you ladies who have been pregnant – pressure from below on your diaphragm mades it damn hard to take a breath!).

I’m home from work again for a second day this week and I’ve been teaching sitting down with a heating pad when I am there. The list of tasks I need to accomplish before winter break has been ignored because by the time my planning period arrives, I’m doing well to not be crying on the floor.

It’s a good reminder that the body won’t go forever. That taking care of myself is just as important as taking care of others. That the world will go on even if I step back for a day or two. And that middle schoolers can be sweet beneath their often-surly exteriors.

The funny thing is that a much more friendly and furry reminder to enjoy the moments will be joining our family this Sunday.

Meet Emma, an 18-month-old sweetie and soon-to-be little sister for Kazh. Here the pups are on their first meeting. My husband is seriously the dog whisperer. I love how Emma is looking at Kazh to learn how to act!

 

Her foster mom has done an amazing job with her and I know that she’s going to have a hard time letting go. I am so grateful for the opportunity to welcome this pup into our pack and I can’t wait to see her learn and grow into a confident and balanced pittie:)

 

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8 thoughts on “A Gentle Reminder Would Have Been Preferable

  1. I have just been diagnosed with a heart condition. Not quite “ broken heart syndrome”, but I am convinced the toll of the last few years since my ex left me for a much younger woman, has had an adverse effect on my health. I used to do boxing, weight lifting, dancing, rambling… now need to take things easier until I find out how serious it is.
    Yet again, his life gets better and mine spirals downwards. Seems unfair.

  2. RosieJoseph – France – Welcome to both my blogs. Due to my memoir I have had to use change my name after blogging for four years and use my new pseudonym: Rosie Joseph. I thought I would use my parents second names because I know they would be proud of me telling our story. Despite my blog Making this better being about infidelity I am still happily married to my darling husband. The affair happening in our lives encouraged to visit France and we moved to France in 2015 after an eight year love affair with it every summer. But life in France was tough, and we learned not to be afraid to make change, so we moved to Ireland at the end of 2020. I published ‘Making This Better’ the memoir where I share the whole 21 days that RD was not with me and how that affected me, and my journal entries for the first five years after 'The war' happened in our lives. I hoped that sharing our story will help others but I know now it really did from the feedback I have received from all over the world. Six years ago I wrote how I ‘loved my life in France, but I am loving the idea of an adventure more. I have the wanderlust bug who knows where life will take me next!’ Well now I know it took me to Ireland! Always remember what is important in life. The only moment is now. If you like to laugh, cry and reflect, then join me on my adventure. Rosie
    moisyswindell says:

    I loved this post, hope the pup settledin well.

  3. Digger & Melanie Marie – Melanie Marie, author of novels & short stories, content creator and newsworthy articles. Our blog is about all things “life”. 2019 will bring you, Cooking Secrets, Food, Cool Eats, Baking goodies, Dogs, Rescue life, Living on Long Island, Marriage, Happiness, College after 40, Retirement, Kids – Mine, His and Ours, Grandchildren, Being a Union Family, Dreams, Goals, Traveling, Road trips, Hotel and Restaurant Reviews, Boating, Having fun and so much more…. Grow with us as we get in the groove and we will have a ton of fun together. Life is not worth living unless you are having fun. As Digger says “Work hard, Play harder.” On the business side: Melanie Specializes in content creation, 501c3 applications, grant writing, contract creation, business planning, business image through marketing and advertising, business organization, human resource guides and so much more
    Digger & Melanie Marie says:

    Congratulations on the new addition to your pack. Fellow dog lover here! I have 3 rescued pups as well!

      1. Digger & Melanie Marie – Melanie Marie, author of novels & short stories, content creator and newsworthy articles. Our blog is about all things “life”. 2019 will bring you, Cooking Secrets, Food, Cool Eats, Baking goodies, Dogs, Rescue life, Living on Long Island, Marriage, Happiness, College after 40, Retirement, Kids – Mine, His and Ours, Grandchildren, Being a Union Family, Dreams, Goals, Traveling, Road trips, Hotel and Restaurant Reviews, Boating, Having fun and so much more…. Grow with us as we get in the groove and we will have a ton of fun together. Life is not worth living unless you are having fun. As Digger says “Work hard, Play harder.” On the business side: Melanie Specializes in content creation, 501c3 applications, grant writing, contract creation, business planning, business image through marketing and advertising, business organization, human resource guides and so much more
        Digger & Melanie Marie says:

        I’m trying to figure out how to post a pic – guess I’ll have to blog about my pups 🙂

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