What got me out of bed today:
Well this will be a brief entry because I am beyond tired and can’t seem to shake these 3 sherpas clinging to my back as I try to get around! I am trying to conserve energy to make it to my first solo outing – the physio! Truly riveting I know.
I am now on day 5 and I was really hoping I would be feeling better by this point. I am not sleeping well at night and barely conscious during the day. I feel like I am walking around with cotton stuffed where my brain should be and my extremities have gone all tin-man on me. And for someone who never really ever napped in her life, I had my first nap of the day by 8am so as you can see I am zapped.
Being on my own for the first time today, as my husband is back at work and my daughter in daycare, I must fend for myself. The thought that got me out of bed today was about other people going through this like me. But unlike me, people who didn’t have a supportive and loving partner, or a cheery and innocent giggling toddler in their house to lighten the mood, or a generous extended family who show up at the drop of a hat or a network of amazing friends. How do they do it? Because I am definitely not the first mother to get cancer, nor am I the first young person either. Plenty have gone before and many have done it without the amazing OBB team I have. So that is what made me push myself into the shower and out for a little walk to clear my head. Like I said before…perspective is everything.