Beautiful weather at the lake this weekend, with lots of people there to enjoy it. I am beginning to adjust to the twice daily injections of blood thinners. But more side effects! I have always been a bit of a klutz, and now have wounds to show it: bruises and abrasions from minor bumps and scrapes.
On Saturday morning I began to feel more than the now chronic sore throat: cough, congested chest, headache etc. I went to a lovely potluck dinner that night, but left early, feeling rotten. On the short drive home I had a meltdown, feeling totally sorry for myself. People have commented on my calm response to this mess, and even I have been surprised at my equanimity. This was something I had to deal with, so focusing on that was enough. Not this weekend!
There are many bumps along this road, both physically and emotionally. Being with good friends who know about my illness and had kind things to say (and do, like bringing stuff up from the dock) turned out to be hard for me. I have never handled sympathy well. One more challenge. But I do really appreciate the support, even if at the moment I don't quite know how to deal with it.