This is yesterday’s journal prompts. I ended up taking a trip to the emergency room yesterday afternoon and was there until around eleven. My picc closed off and I had to go let them unclog it and open it back up. That’s the first time that’s happened. I thought they would have to take it out, but they had medicine that opened it back up. I thank God for that. Without my IV fluids I dehydrate quickly.
Personal Prompt: What is the one thing you wish others knew about you?
I’M HUMAN! Yes, I know all caps is considered yelling and yelling is rude, but sometimes that’s what I feel like yelling.
Sometimes I wonder if I’m unable to hear, unable to speak, unable to think, and invisible. Apparently being in a wheelchair classifies you as being all of the above. I get tired of being treated as some inhuman species just because I have some physical ailments that cause me to need a wheelchair and picc line. For anyone who doesn’t understand, my complex regional pain syndrome and gastroparesis do not affect my ability to see, hear, or speak. Neither disease is contagious either, so you won’t be catching them from me. I’m not made of glass and am not easily broken. If you genuinely care and want to know something, it’s okay to ask me questions. However, if you are only asking me how I’m doing because you think it’s the polite thing to do…don’t bother with asking. The words a person uses to ask questions about how I’m doing, along with the body language that goes along with their questioning, usually makes it pretty clear whether or not they care.
Creative Prompt: Create a list of creative things you’d like to accomplish this year. This can include books you want to read, crafts you want to do, etc.
This year, I hope to buy yarn and knit myself a sweater or a blanket. I’ve knitted lots of hats, scarf, baby blankets, baby sweaters, mittens, stuffed animals, and purses/bags for other people, but I hardly ever make anything for myself. I bought yarn back in November to make me a hat. I must admit, I felt a little selfish buying yarn to make something for myself. I told my mom that and she reassured me that it was okay to make myself something… that I wasn’t being selfish.
This year, I would also like to get back into painting. I have several blank canvases that my sister gave me. They are just waiting for a wave of creativity to wash over me and spill onto them.
I have several other little craft projects I would like to do this year. I’m thinking about making gastroparesis and complex regional pain syndrome awareness bracelets. Just a little something I could hand out to family and friends to help raise awareness.
I’ll try to post photos occasionally of the things I make this year.