Thursday, September 10, 2015

I Almost Forgot

I almost forgot how rough life was before infusion. Okay so I didn't really forget. I remember being exhausted. I remember countless doctors visits, and driving a lot. I remember feeling like nothing and yet everything was happening. But what I did forget about was the fear.

Maybe I didn't realize it at the time. I was afraid all the time. Afraid of germs, afraid I could give the wrong dose, afraid I would miss a doctors appointment, I was even afraid I wasn't counting all the calories she was eating. You name it I probably was afraid of it. I've started to notice those feelings coming back. I'll tell you it's not helpful at all! I don't know how I lived like this for years I'm sure. Poor Trey what a mess he had to deal with.

After we started infusion these fears started to go away. Squeaker wasn't sick every single day. Which made me feel it was okay to go a day or two without waging war on every germ in my house. We weren't having to see a doctor every 2-3 weeks, which was very freeing. And then a few months in Squeaker started putting on weight, and I stopped counting calories.

Since it has been about 2 months without infusion slowly but surely the fears have been coming back. At work I constantly am cleaning my hands and my desk to make sure I don't bring any germs home. I worry about when I can get in to see the doctors, and I am paying very close attention to what and when she eats.

Thankfully this time around I'm recognizing the signs and how irrational it is. I can't make it all go away but this time, this time I will keep it in control. I will use everything I have to keep the fear at bay. I will rest, I will take time to relax, I will prayer for strength, I will voice my concerns to the family, and I will not let it run my life.

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