Thursday, May 21, 2009
There Is Always Going To Be An UpHill Battle
Here is the wee little one! We took her down to the shore to do some shopping for her, and because of the chill coming off of the water, I had the chance to put her in the striped hoody that I bought for her a while back. How cute does she look?! It kept her little bald head covered from the sun as we jumped between shadows and slathered her with SPF.
Just a quick update, I "quit" my field placement for now. Today was an emotional rollercoaster, but I made the right decision. I tried my best, but I cannot handle the beyond physical nature of the job. I walk more in 30 minutes at that large facility than I do in an entire day otherwise. Even a seasoned pain-taker like myself ON MORPHINE and every other pain killer under the sun cannot handle it any longer. If I do something for 30 minutes, it usually takes me twice as long sitting, usually with legs elevated, to recover, but at field, I go-go-go until 5PM. I do not have that luxury, or rather, that necessity. I am too far along in the disease progression at this point to put myself back in that position.
I left field early, crying, only to be met home by my father who left work early to take my dog and me for a convertible ride down the shore. He wanted to be there to hug me when I returned home :-)
I am too heavily medicated to be witty tonight, so I am off to rest.