Friday, November 12, 2010

Life Happens

I can't believe it has been over a year since my last post, and what a year it has been. In '07 I stepped partially in to the role of caregiver for my grandmother, and soon after for my mother and father. Dad nearly died this summer after breaking his hip in spring and developing c. diff from the resulting nursing home stay.

I've found, quite frustratingly, I can't keep up, much less meet the needs of my family or myself. I keep hitting a wall. The wall it appears is now biting back. I can only assume that my extended exertion has contributed to my continued downward spiral. At the moment I'm battling vertigo - second round, first began late June and only lasted 10 days. Of all my maladies I think vertigo is the one I'd most readily trade in. Dislocations, I can handle. IBS, POTS, CFS, EDS, depression, miserable but I handle it. Vertigo handles you, there's no two ways about it.