would you like a little cheese with this whine? Baby steps, that is all I can do right now. Between all the disruption in an otherwise dull, very routine little life, fighting a severe case of Bronchitis, sinus infection and of course Neighbour Bob, I believe I have suffered with a bout of depression. The kind of feeling where there are no highs, no lows, just numbness. The get up, go to work, deal with what you have to, only to go home flop on the couch, then wake up to go to bed. Yup, that's been me for the past month.
The good news is, the days are getting longer (YEAH, lets hear it for Spring), I'm starting to feel better and I am seeking counselling with the Alzheimer Society on how to better deal with my dad's dementia. Wow, what a learning curve this is and will be for quite some time.
What I am learning is that the caregiver HAS care for themselves without feeling guilty. I actually took some time last weekend and went for a 2km walk. Whoot! It is a far cry from being Half Ironman ready, but it is a start. Let's hope life will start to settle into a routine that all of us can live with. I'm hoping to get to the pool tomorrow for some well deserved water and sauna therapy.
Who knows what 2012 has in store for me, but all I can do is embrace it and continue on.
"Twenty years from now you'll be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream and Discover". ~ Mark Twain
Life's fun if you don't weaken,