Monday, February 11, 2008

Things are getting better

As we ride the wave upwards.

Both yesterday and today, I can see little signs that Hubby's energy is returning. That air of saddness and fatigue has lifted. His 02 sats are better. He's smiling once again.

We are on an "up" and I'm holding on tight!

Over this past winter, the highs and lows of our COPD roller-coaster ride seem to be more like "dips". Just dips and waves, rather than full-blown valleys and mountains. Don't know whether that's good or bad. It just is.

And in my newfound wisdom I am learning to deal with whatever " just is".

My body has learned to sleep without meds, since I decided to take the plunge and throw it all away (the meds, not the body). Thought my insomnia would be much worse and I'd just have to tough it out. I'm off my hormone patch too. It's surprising that I feel so much better - but maybe it's all part of my Accepting where I am in life, rather than fighting something I can't change.

On another note: I read an inspiring story that you can read here in Karen's Blog. It's about a woman running away from tigers. Tigers above, tigers below, and a mouse nibbling the vine to which she had been clinging for dear life. What to do?
Ah ha! You'll have to read it for yourself.
I'll just tell you that her last word was:
"Sweet!"

8 comments:

JOY said...

When you walk among the sleeping tigers and slippery stones, walk gingerly and do not stumble~
Anonymous

Wendy said...

Hey Joy! You're back!!! How did the move go???? Hope everything is back to normal - almost.
Thanks for your comment - I'll be sure to take that advice!

Grandmother Goddess of the Garden said...

Thanks for stopping in at my blog Wendy! Yes, the belly is better.

MoM2-2GoodBoys said...

Loved, Loved, Loved the post on Karen's blog. What a way to look at life. Thanks for directing us there!

Glad to hear you are riding the upward waves. Hang on tightly.

Mary~

Karen Bastille said...

Wendy,
Thank you so much for being such a faithful visitor to my blog. It means a lot to me.

I'm glad to see that both you and your husband are having a "good spell"
What I find interesting is that Russ and I tend to have our ups and downs almost simultaneously. I think it's more than just empathy -I think when we're really connected to another person, to some extent the energy blends together - for better or worse.

Or maybe we're just co-dependent. LOL

Karen

Grandmother Goddess of the Garden said...

I forgot to add what a great story you sent us too...hard lesson. Hope all is well with you.

Wendy said...

Thanks Mary,
Wasn't that an amazing story? I'd love to play a game, like the "tag" game - Choose Your Own Ending, where we would rewrite the story. I'd either pluck the mouse from the vine and throw him to the tigers, or feed him strawberries so he'd stop chewing the vine, or feed strawberries to the tigers and everybody have such a "sweet" time that we'd all be pals instead of enemies.....
BUT, this would totally destroy the "moral" of the story - the true meaning.
Thanks for stopping by.

Wendy said...

Karen,
I agree, energy blending goes beyond empathy. You can empathize with lots of people, but your energy does not blend with theirs. In a truly loving and close relationship, how can your energies not blend together? Amazing, isn't it?
Co-dependent? Of course! Nothing wrong with that! So there. Psychologists, eat your heart out. LOL.