My Gratitude List

At least I am starting this while it’s still Saturday.  I had a busy day, and this is my first chance to sit quietly and think.

I am grateful for:

My friend, F, who graciously waited for me while I was waiting for my biopsy.  I am grateful to Sister S. — she has been drilling the idea of me being in charge at the doctors’ offices for years; she, and many other strong women in my life have nurtured and bolstered me so that that day, I reached and grabbed what they were saying, and took charge.

I am thankful to have in my life six wonderful women who are supporting me in my efforts to log food and blood sugars, and encouraging me in other areas of being diabetic that I have yet to accept.  I speak, of course, of my dream team; six nicer women I’d be hard-pressed to name, and yet every one of them is fully ready to give me a kick in the keyster when I need it.

I am grateful that I finally saw the dermatologist; even more so, on that date, I spent an hour with Patsy C., the wound care nurse practitioner.  She answered many of my questions that the dermatologist brushed over.  I learned that there exists a butt-ton different skin ailments, mostly auto-immune deficiencies, which might also be affecting my skin, regardless of anyone ever believing me or not about the fibers and Morgellon’s Syndrome.  In her department, she has seen a lot of people who mess with their skin as I do.  She floated some possible treatments for that in the Obsessive/Compulsive tradition.  I just don’t want to be zonked out all the time.  Appointment with the psychiatric nurse on November 5, 2012.

I am grateful that I was able to take a deep breath and apologize to my Dad, whom I had treated with such disrespect.  We are again speaking — infrequently until after the election, by my choice, but then more, I’m sure.  Thanks, Dad!

Mom is running for reelection this year, and I’m pretty sure she’ll win again.  She took me out to breakfast the other day, and we had fun!  I’m so glad we both learned to like each other!

I am grateful for the worldly goods I do possess — I have clothes and food and medicine and heat and a roof over my head.  Each of these, and so many more, are blessings in my eyes — I am very thankful.

I think that wraps it up for this week — I’m tired and I’m going to bed.  I am grateful for all of you, my bloggy family, and for my friends near me now, and for my family — all of you make me feel stronger, every day.  Thanks!


One response to “My Gratitude List

  1. Judith, I am wondering if you could get a prescription from the dermatologist for some holistic therapy to help with OCD as it relates to your skin. It’s possible that there are techniques and treatments available that may avert the necessity for drugs that will zonk you out.

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