Making Lists

Last week’s goals:

1. Pursue treatment fully: A
I made it through my scary appointment on Tuesday plus various unexpected tests, I made a bunch of phone calls, I’m taking a prescribed antibiotic & supplements, I’m working with the office to get more tests and vaccines needed before I can start medication, and I’ve got an appointment with the surgeon on the books.  It’s been a lot. It hasn’t been fun. But it feels good to be proactive.. I feel like I’m moving forward and that’s a good thing no matter how scary it is.

2. Trust God: B
It hasn’t been the easiest week, but I’m working on it.

3. Work with Mia: C
I’ve been too worn out to really work with her, but I have made a point to train and play with her when I’m feeling ok.

4. Finish reading Coping with Crohn’s: Incomplete
I didn’t finish it, but read a little every day. I’m letting myself take it at whatever pace feels right. No reason to rush.

This week’s goals:

1. Early to bed
I’ve been so exhausted lately but there’s really no reason I can’t just go to sleep earlier than usual.

2. Start getting ready for recovery
Last time I had surgery, we were not prepared at all and we kinda had to figure everything out on the fly. It was not a fun time. This time, I’ve got a list of things that will make our lives easier during my recovery from surgery (whenever that ends up being). I want to start ticking things off that list this week.

3. Make a plan for Christmas
I don’t know when they’ll be able to fit me in for surgery but there’s a chance it’ll be during December. Might as well get ahead of it and figure out all the Christmas stuff now.

4. Take all necessary pills 
I mentioned yesterday that two of my prescriptions don’t go together, so I’m having to be very precise about when I take them. It’s confusing! I’ve got a schedule made up and my goal is to follow it exactly this week.

4 thoughts on “Making Lists

  1. Hey Kelly, I’ve been a fan of blimeycow for a long time, and I just wanted to say that I hope that you feel better. I know how rough a longlasting illness can be, as my mom has Lupus. Have a good day.


  2. My sister deals similar health problems, so I can understand how you feel. She takes many medications that cannot be mixed so she has a watch she wears everyday that has an alarm she sets for the next time she has to take medicine. The same thing would work on a phone if you usually keep it with you. Just thought I’d share something that has made things easier in our house.
    Remember that God uses struggles to bring us closer to Him. I’m praying for you!


  3. Pingback: Surviving (weekly goals) | currentlykelli

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