I haven’t been out of the house in three days and yesterday I ate way too much chocolate so naturally today I feel gross. I can’t sleep very well at night because my head, face and chest itch LIKE CRAZY and there are exactly two dozen wires glued to my head and attached to a receiver box that weighs over a pound…which I carry around like a purse…only the purse is permanently attached to me.
The funny, goofy part of all of this wore off after getting in and out of my clothes a couple of times while maneuvering those leads sprouting from my noggin and that blasted receiver. Today, it’s just been easier to stay in my pajamas.
I have a new respect for those who those who deal with chronic illness and struggle to find the strength to do ‘the everyday’. Ya’ll are heroic.
And I don’t think I will ever underestimate the power of a friend’s visit or phone call again.
You know who you are. Thank you. A LOT.
Gratefully, this little experiment ends tomorrow. And then, SHOWER! And I can scratch when my head or face itches. And get dressed easily. And sleep!
Seriously, I had no idea how brave people who deal with this sort of thing every day really are.