I hate weeks like this one. — filled with sadness, a stiff body, a horrible cough and work. Lots of of sadness, stiffness, coughing and work.
I am sad because we lost our beloved 13 1/2 year old golden retriever. I am stiff — well, I have no idea why I am so stiff —so I make up reasons. Is it from the prednizone I am taking to treat the worst cough I have ever had? Is my PD taking a turn for the worse? Is this permanent? What’s happening to me? I am spiraling. Going down. It’s not healthy. I am not helping myself by getting so stressed out. I am just having a bad week right? .
OMG - Stop it! Take a breath, Ellen. Relax!
So, I did…..at 5:45 am on Friday, June 7, 2019, I took a breath.
Then, I made a list - a plan for when the sun comes out. I love lists!
Stop feeling sorry for myself.
Call the Dr. again about the cough.
Pack for my four day trip.
Call a friend.
Think about the positive.
Recognize what I have.
Look what I have!!!!!!
Stress sucks! Stress is not your friend. Stress causes PD symptoms.