Thursday, May 10, 2007

The Trouble With Me

I mope along with my diseases and try to pay them little attention and to grin at people's inept remarks, but they always remain--the discouraging diseases and the people who mean well. I take my medicine, of course. My blood sugar has remained under control, so that's good. When I went to the nephrologist lately, he seemed to think my blood pressure was not so good, so he prescribed one of the higher doses of the Benicar I was already taking. My anemia is the most noticeable symptom to me, for I am constantly aware of it. Simple tasks are very tiring. Doing the laundry tires me out. I can't very well pick up my nephew who's almost 3 years old, and that stinks, because I love that little boy. Lately, I've forced myself to cut the grass, but I only last 20 to 30 minutes at a time. I find the mower and the weedeater to be very heavy and very tiring.

I just finished 25 minutes on the mowing and I'm wrecked. My neuropathy in my feet seems to result in soreness in my ankles. At any rate, I have both, and pushing the lawnmower exacerbates it.

I mowed the same twice more today. It's all I can stand.


  1. Sure wish I had a solution for you Ron.

  2. Do what you can, when you can, for as long as you can. No one can ask anymore of a person than that. Some days it won't be much, and other days it will be more.

  3. Alisa has some VERY good pointers, dude! Don't EVER just sit down and give up, dammit, NEVER!!! Once you do that, my friend, you have stepped into the shadow of the point of no return. And once you do, the only thing you can do for yourself then, is to pray it ends quickly. I don't say this to be a smart-ass, or cocky. I say it because, whether you like it or not, I care...!


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