Just a few short months ago I was hanging out by a pool, relaxing, and putting off my work stress for the day. It’s been a ridiculous journey and has only gotten worse. Which is why I haven’t written – as my parents taught me, if I don’t have anything nice to say, it’s best to say nothing. So I’ve written nothing.
Work stress has been overwhelming. So much so that my Dr. says that I will need medication if I do not control it. So I’ve been meditating and medicating to help myself deal with the high level of stress. I do NOT want my adrenals to shut down and require prescription drugs for the rest of my life.
But now a family tragedy has pushed my work stress out of my mind. My nieces husband was in a work accident and has lost both of his legs. Yes, his legs are gone. He is still in intensive care and is headed into his 3rd surgery tomorrow.
I HATE being so far away. I do not like that I’m not able to be there, to help, to support, to do anything, even if it’s just sitting with my niece at the hospital. I feel so helpless.. She has so much family around her now she has requested that I come out in 2-3 weeks… which of course I will.
I have set up a gofundme for them here – https://www.gofundme.com/newlegsforjohn – please donate and/or share this URL with others. Any little bit helps. The way I figure it, if 1000 people donate $50, AbFab’s family will have enough financial support to get them through the next year without worrying about losing their home.
I’m not sure what else to say. Except that all the whining I’ve done over the last 3 years has me feeling spoiled and ungrateful. Life does suck sometimes and it will toss a whammy or two my way, but at least I have my limbs. I now have a new perspective …
I’m sure my new-found perspective will get me writing again.