I haven’t posted much on the blog in the past week and I feel really bad about that. I love to post on my blog and interact with all of you but it’s been one of those weeks. Every now and then, I get what I call “hibernation sickness”. Weird name right? Well, what else do you call it when someone sleeps 16 hours a day! Yep, that’s what I’ve been doing….sleeping like a bear. Some people (those that don’t understand Multiple Sclerosis or Fibromyalgia), would call me lazy. Some people have said, “well it must be nice to sleep all day”. Umm, not it’s not. I would much rather be awake, living and participating in life vs. sleeping my life away!
Ever since I was diagnosed with MS and Fibro 4 years ago, every other month or so, I get “hibernation sickness”. During this time, I feel utterly exhausted. I can’t keep my eyes open. Getting out of bed to use the restroom or get a drink is a chore. Everything in my body just screams sleep. So, for the past 4-5 days, I’ve been hibernating!! Yes, I’m laughing at my hibernation reference. What else can I do but laugh? Crying will not change the circumstances. Getting angry will not change it, nor will getting sad change it. Laughing won’t change it either but it sure makes me feel better!
Anyway, many of you dear readers know that my ill father is now living with me and requires care. Who has been taking care of him while I’ve been hibernating you may ask? My husband. I haven’t had to ask my hubby to help out my Dad by cooking him dinner. I haven’t had to ask him to do the dishes, or vacuum the house, or take care of the cats, or get the mail, or take out the trash, but he has done all of the above while I’ve been hibernating. To say that I am thankful for this is an understatement. Please note that I am not writing this to brag about my perfect husband, because he is not perfect and neither am I. I am just outwardly applauding him for his assistance while I was….uhh, hibernating.
So on this Thursday, I am thankful to you dear hubby for all of your assistance. It means alot to me!
Here is a mobile phone picture (hence, the poor quality) of my husband and I taken back in August 2011.
What are you thankful for this Thursday?