October 22, 2016
My Blog Holiday
I haven't posted anything for almost three weeks, the longest holiday I've taken since starting this blog seven years ago. I needed the break.
For me, the new year begins in the fall. For 20 years as I moved from childhood to adulthood, the fall was the start of the school year… the center of my life in those days. I guess I haven't really shaken that pattern.
My recent blog-free weeks were like a summer vacation. And where did I go on my summer vacation? To Facebook, to follow the commentaries on this horrible presidential election. Not a happy vacation destination choice.
I could also look at the past few weeks and think that I took sick leave – not vacation time – for about half of every day.
Why? Starting sometime in September, I've been leading a double life.
For the first half of each day, I feel pretty good. Then about mid-afternoon, unwelcome changes set in. My mood darkens, and by bedtime, I often feel seriously depressed.
Incontinence – not an issue during the early part of the day -- kicks in big time. Same with my runny nose.
To offset these unpleasant developments, I’ve enjoyed positive experiences dealing with my peripheral neuropathy and my so-called orthostatic hypotension.
I'll discuss these topics in my next post.
Posted by John Schappi at 10/22/2016 08:25:00 PM