Thursday, October 21, 2010

Fidget Bum

In England when a kid is fidgety they get called a 'fidget bum'.  That is me today.  I woke up this morning and for the first time in months felt like a real person.  My head was clear.  I was well rested.  I had some energy and I had a major case of cabin fever.  I have been stuck in my house for the last month only leaving for doctor appointments.  Even my brain is fidgety.  I can't seem to stay on any topic for more than a few seconds at a time.  So here are some things I managed to do today which for a well person might seem mundane but for me are a major accomplishment:

  • I paced the kitchen floor while waiting for the water to boil for my morning tea.
  • I went to the library, found four books and checked them out all by myself.
  • Hubby and I went out on a dinner date.
  • I walked two blocks to the restaurant without hanging on to hubby.
  • I climbed in and out of his very high truck without assistance.
  • I read a book.
  • I drove to a small specialty store with my Mum so we could buy chocolate imported from England.
  • I went to the airport to see my Mum off.
  • I stood up for the entire duration of my afternoon shower.
  • Watched TV while writing my blog at the same time.

Yeah me!

"The joy of life is made up of obscure and seemingly mundane victories that gives us our own small satisfactions.”    -Billy Joel


  1. Good job! It's good to recognize and appreciate whatever it is that makes up an "accomplishment" for ourselves. It sounds like you had a great day. Blessings.

  2. Hi, I follow your blog. And I just want t let you know that I recognise so much in your stories.

    The last few years I became unhappy and I had extremely low-energy levels. And a lot of vague body aches. At the end, I was so sick, that they had to admit me to the hospital (2 weeks), first a day in the IC. And all because of a B12 shortage. I didn't even knoow that it existed. (sorry if my english is not gooed, I am from Europe). I wish you all the best, and I hope you will take your time to recover. And, yes, how fantastic is it to have your energy back? But my advise: tkae it slow...your body needs some time to adjust.

  3. Thanks for the advice. I have found it slow going. The doc said it would be four months before the B12 built back up in my system. I'll probably do a status report for my post tonight. This are changing again. Never a dull moment.

    Glad they figured out what was wrong with you and that you got out of the hospital. Don't worry about your English. It is quite good. My typing is horrible particularly on crash days. Thank goodness for spell check :-)