Another day is on the books! When we started today's walking adventure it was drizzling. It was almost as if we were walking through a cloud, and I thought for sure we were going to get rained on. Thankfully the weather held out and we were able to join our friends for another great walk. Our sweet boys had fun together racing up and down the road. They ran, hopped like frogs, pushed each other in the strollers, and filled their bellies with a healthy snack. We found out today that having snacks for them is very important and had to stop mid walk to pick some up. Our walk lasted 2 hours today so I'm not surprised at all that they were hungry. I would be too if I ran about like they did. They were the cutest frogs I ever saw!
We walked another 2.85 miles, and I'm afraid the amount of walking I've been doing is starting to take its tole on my body. I often forget that I am limited. It's probably because I still am having a hard time accepting life at a slower pace. My mind is determined to take on the world, but my body...well not so much. I can't begin to explain how hard it is to have my mind and body in two different places. I'm working to find the happy medium between the two, but I think it is something that I will always have to work at. I feel even more discouraged because I was doing so well this summer with my Esophageal Dysmotility. I really worked hard at identifying how my body reacted to certain medication and eliminating the ones that aggravated my acid reflux. The goal was to decrease the acid reflux and allow my esophagus to heal. We were hoping that with this healing, the nerves in my esophagus would regrow and the rhythmic muscular movement that pushes the food down would return. I'm having quite the set back today and I don't know if the exercise is causing it or something else. I'm finding that swallowing anything is painful and difficult today and I am physically exhausted, so much so that I am actually resting in bed as I'm writing to you now. Thankfully my little one is sleeping too so we both can rest during nap time. The usual housework will not get done, but maybe I will have the energy to play with my son this evening because that is most important. I may need to take the day off tomorrow and allow myself time to rest. I am quite bummed about how I am feeling, but I hope that it is just a minor setback, just a small speed bump on the road.
I wish you all the best. Talk to you soon my friend!
Hi there! Welcome to Grace In A Glass. My name is Danielle and I am so happy that you are visiting this site today. We all have something in life that we are working to overcome. I began blogging about my struggle with overcoming Esophageal Dysmotility and Crohn's Disease with the hope of reaching others with words of encouragement and hope. Thank you for letting me share my stories with you, and hope you have the most wonderful day!