Really hard week, and month..... Life has been too challenging lately. All the loss re stimulated, and then the crises-one after another. First Bebe's surgery and the difficulty getting her settled, then her infected foot, and finally on Monday-for me a bad fall and a cold. I fell in the garage and thought that I had escaped calamity. Walked all day on my foot and then by 6PM I could not bear any weight on my foot and the pain was excruciating. Drove myself to the ED-I had to "man-up" and take care of myself in the true stoic widow fashion. Had spasms up and down my leg and even though I can tolerate pain pretty well was beyond the usual 0-10 pain scale. Finally found out that I fractured my foot-and was casted and put on crutches. After two days I graduated to a walking boot and the cold and sore throat became my worst problem. Bebe was put in the kennel Monday eve because in my condition I had difficulty caring for myself, and so could not care for her-with her cone-head, loose stool, post op situation.
So here I am Sunday eve. Almost a week later. I am getting around with my boot, Bebe is home with me and I am going to get through this. My aunt came and rescued me and helped me to feel a bit more confident. I chant daily that this too shall pass.
Challenges. Why so many? Random attacks without any warning. Need to be resilient.