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.