Five For Friday 3/22/13
1. Medical Stuff:
- 2 Days of Home Rehab. I should have gotten another day in…Sigh.
- My physical therapy was canceled. My PT was sick.
2. I received my WEGO Health party package to celebrate the awards ceremony this Thursday. I did not recognize the address, so I just assumed it was for our silent auction, and put it in the basement with all of our other silent auction stuff. The next day when I had more time, I was going through things in the basement and was trying to figure out what it was without ripping the beautiful bow and packaging. I was able to get ahold of the paper inside the box and pull it out without ruining the box. This is when I realized it was not a donation after all, but instead, was a bunch of goodies from WEGO Health for being one of their 2012 “Health Activist Hero” finalists. Such a great surprise! Win or lose on Thursday, I honestly still have a hard time believing I made it this far. Especially when looking at the accomplishments of the other finalists. I will wear my party hat with pride!
3. We had two nights of parent-teacher conferences this week. I don’t get to talk to our parents nearly as much as I would like, so I really love the extra one-on-one time with each family. However, I will admit that they are pretty exhausting; especially since they are at night and my body is used to working in the morning. I made it through okay, but let’s just say, I have not been able to move much today. I was supposed to go to a baby shower, but I had a really hard time stabilizing my blood pressure and heart rate today…therefore, this was one of those days I had to make a choice between my health and my social life. I knew I had to listen to my body and put my health first, so there was no baby shower for me today. Instead I rested a lot. Luckily the people in my life who I am close to understand that such is the life when you live with two chronic illnesses. I am always extremely grateful for their understanding and support. It really is one of the things that makes dealing with EDS and POTS more manageable since I don’t have to have the extra worry or stress of letting the people I care about down.
4. I had a meeting at Kellogg on Friday to finalize more benefit details. As I was driving home, check out what I passed. Yup. I cried.
5. The Spartans are still dancing! Sweet Sixteen! Gotta love tournament time!
Tags: Awareness, Chris Trapper, Chronic Illness, Dreams, Fundraisers, Invisible Illness, Michigan State, Sports, Surprises, Teaching, WEGO Health