Thursday, March 17, 2011

Lost ....

Introducing them to a hammock
I'm so glad that we were able to get away...our vacation was AMAZING! We got to see so many beautiful islands, I got to see my friend "the sun" again and it was nice to enjoy some time away from all the madness. Cruising is just the best and we are hooked for life! But even as we go away, I worried about the walking and standing to make sure I wouldn't be in too much pain. I also packed some meds so I could hopefully get some relief too.

Introducing them to the good life
A really strange thing happened with my left foot as we were away...I must've banged my big left toe one day going into the pool, and when I got out, there was blood gushing everywhere from the tip of my toe, which completely freaked me out. It actually looked like the pin in my toe was coming out (I know...totally gross!!!). After my shock passed, thankfully nothing was coming out and it stopped bleeding just as quickly as it started. Unfortunately this incident happened one more time while we were walking on a dock and I decided I'd just wear my water shoes the rest of the trip and not my flip flops.

Introducing them to the pool
This trip also made me think a lot about my life and the future. Sometimes it's not good to delve into all this thinking but it's hard to get yourself out once you've started it. And John and I started to talk about children...should we have them? Not out of fear to pass on CMT, more out of fear that I'll be too exhausted to take care of them. How will I manage? Also, we are SOOO not ready to be parents to any little gremlins yet, but what if we keep waiting and then I'll just get more and more tired?

And then, what about work? I'm sooo exhausted ALL the time, the 33809 pills I'm taking are not really helping and are not really giving me anymore energy. I also feel like my muscle and nerve pains are getting worse. How much longer can I do this? Should I ditch it and go for disability? But what about buying a house, going on vacations? I'm still so young and I truly enjoy working and the money doesn't hurt. I don't think I'm ready to give up working yet...

So many questions and so few answers. I've spent the last few days in an emotional funk but I think I'm finally finding my way out. I think dealing with constant chronic pain can have its ups and downs and it's hard to stay positive 100% of the time. I've had some really positive conversations this week with friends and especially my mom (Thanks for letting me talk your ear off for 2 hours and 10 minutes last night...LOL). I'm so grateful to have a strong faith in God because that's where I find the strength when I feel I'm running a little low on it.

For any CMT mommies who may read this...did you struggle with the thought of having children because of the fatigue factor? How did you work through that?


CM2 said...

i'm sorry I just found this. My babies are exhausting but so rewarding. And manageable, definitely. And I work full time. My husband helps out and I have to tell you I relax a LOT after they are in bed. But to me its so so worth it. We can talk more Michele if you'd like. I started my own blog btw!

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