Friday, February 28, 2014
Living With Disease: A Sense Of Normalcy
I had so much fun! They're a great group of women to spend time talking books & life with and we share a lot of laughs too. Along with food of course. By the time I leave, I not only feel refreshed, I feel so normal!
It's flipping wonderful!
I'm sure you healthy folks haven't the foggiest idea what I mean when I say I feel so normal, although stay-at-home moms might.
I've talked about this here before: Living with disease tends to be isolating and lonely, at least it is for me, an because of unpredictable & uncooperative body, I spend much of my time at home, alone.
Sometimes, when I'm able, I just want to go out & be like regular folks and not feel how different I am from others, but feel how in fact alike I am.
I felt up to going I bookclub Wednesday night and I'm so glad I did! I did pay for it physically: I've been exhausted & feeling downright awful since shortly after I got home through today. And I wasn't able to go to Thursday evening bookclub as a result either. But it's good times like Wednesday night, finding the positives and 'simple pleasures' that get me through these rough times.
A sense of normalcy... It's amazing that does for my morale!