Last week was one for the books, work wise. I lost two patients in a span of 18 hours and and kept on going. I had a dear friend staying with us, dropped the Queen off at the airport for the summer, did a 19th birthday for my son, and got through Mother's day.
It all sounds so wonderful, except for the work stuff, doesn't it? Even the work stuff could not have gone better. The patients were so peaceful and surrounded by the families...not exactly like in the movies but darn close.
I am wondering what my problem is then...Could it be that every bone in my body aches and some are worse than others? I am sure that all this sadness, this emotional stuff takes a toll on me...or maybe it's the sugar, wine and pasta that I eat non-stop to get through this stuff. Can you say "Gluten intolerant"? My heel on my left foot is killing me, my lower back on my right side is too...enough that when I get up to go to the bathroom at night, I can't step on my heel and my back is aching. Lovely...
My husband wants me to go to the doctor and I would, but I am sure they are going to find something and I will be my own patient...at least in my mind, that is how it is going to go for me. While I think that is okay, I think about my 16 year old and how he doesn't need to go through that and if I wait until he is headed to college to go to the doctor, he will be spared the heart ache. Sounds crazy, huh? Welcome to my world on some days...
Here's a great example...my youngest has AP tests this week and has been studying. No, not really, but he is prepared to study. I mean, the test is tomorrow, so why start any earlier than the night before? Anyway, he was looking for his book and practice tests this morning and was convinced that when the company was coming, I put them somewhere. I am sure I did, but for the life of me, I couldn't remember where. As he asked me, I began to cry...and he began to feel bad and Jim began to raise his voice because I was crying. Does any of this make sense? If I wasn't so out of sorts, it would be hilarious but it wasn't so funny this morning.
But now, the house is quiet except for the music I have on. I am finishing my last cup of coffee and will get ready for work. Today is meetings and patients and sitting in the car. My 19 year old is in bed and probably will be until I come home at 3 pm...he is still on college time. In 11 days, I will send him off to camp to be a counselor for the summer. God help those kids that have him watching over them! Then, it's down to us again...me, Jim and my youngest...
I tend to let my heart get really hard after a run of sadness like this so I can not feel a thing...avoid these black "wake ups". No emotion, no pain and definitely no love. When I finally got up and sat at the kitchen table,I began to think about how the black was taking over. Quietly, Jim asked me how I was today. I looked over at him with tears in my eyes and said "I'm fine". He came over to hug me and I shoved him away...I have to keep that part of my heart shut down and avoid these feelings or my heart may break in half.
So I guess I need to wrap up this complaining session, change my thinking and look at the bright side. I can and will but it may take more time today than usual. That's okay, I mean, for today...I have time and pasta and after 5...plenty of wine. Sounds like a good plan, huh?
We'll tawk tomorrow,
I love you all,