Friday, July 2, 2010

The Best Thing About Friday

The best thing about Friday is I get to rest all weekend long. Ahh, the life of the chronically ill. It's funny how months ago, I would be planning on dinners out, cook-outs, possibly throwing back a few drinks, dancing with friends etc. with the weekend approaching. (Especially with this being a holiday weekend.) Now, I look forward to curling up on the couch, under my comfy blanket and seeing what the DVR has recently recorded.

I have a busy week next week, so I will definately be taking advantage of the long weekend with plenty of rest.

Good parts about next week - I only have to work 2 days.

Bad parts about next week - I will drive 2 hours one way on Tuesday to see my urologist. I will drive 1 hour one way on Thursday to see the infectious disease specialist.

Again, another sign of the life of the chronically ill. :-)

Honestly, my mood and outlook has improved and I'm thrilled by that. I think I'm in the acceptance mode currently. I'm adjusting my life, accepting my current limitations and acknowledging future limitations. I'm trying harder to not feel guilty over things that I feel I must do, and instead focusing on what I can do.

I have to thank everyone again for all of your comments throughout the beginning, I do believe they have helped me adjust and accept.

Life is going to change, but maybe it needed to anyway. It's funny how sometimes it takes something like this to make you realize that.

I hope everyone has a safe and restful weekend.


  1. You too Dawn. Happy 4th July !!! Get all cosy under those covers and enjoy all the bits you can :O)

  2. You're right, sometimes it takes something like this to see that you needed to make certain changes in your life anyway. In hindsight I can see that for myself for sure!
    Enjoy resting up on the couch and GOOD LUCK with all that driving!!xx

  3. I think I've convinced myself that everything that happened to me, happened for a reason. Makes me feel like there is still rhyme and reason to my life. I needed to learn to slow down, not stress, and take care of myself, and well, here I am, learning it all the hard way because I refused to before :)

    Enjoy your long weekend, I'm certainly enjoying mine! Happy 4th!

  4. Hi Dawn, Just discovered your blog through Laurels:).

    How well you described what "looking forward to a weekend" means when you are chronically ill compared to pre-illness. Hope you enjoyed the weekend--DVR's and curled up on the sofa.

    I have IC and ME/CFS as well. Nice to "meet" you Dawn and glad to find your blog. Kerry