Today I woke up to a lonely house.my house help who had been supporting me during my stroke journey had decided to leave before I woke up. At first the knowledge of her departure almost break me but then I decided I won't let life beat me and send me into another health mess. I took the first challenge to do my own breakfast because I needed it so I can take medications. I opened the fridge. Grab 2 eggs. A couple of loaves of bread.went into the kitchen and in 10 minutes breakfast was set. I also made some for hussy who is always a mess in the kitchen.
After breakfast came the next challenge Shower time and dressing up. She had always helped me with my bath and my clothes to the extent that I almost started looking like her because she always chose what I wore to her taste. I couldn't stay dirty all day. So I finally summed up courage and strenght and took my bath and rubbed my lotion on the parts I could leaving the others like my back for when I will have help. I sorted out my bra and a dress I could struggle to wear on my own.
I finally dressed up alone. Though the results were not fantastic I learnt a few lessons
(1) that our capabilities are often limited because we often rely on others for help
(2) that my inner strenght can be easily released in case of want
(3) that I can always transform my mess into a message
(4) That being alive is a gift I should be thankful to God for and not wallow in despair. Regrets and complaints
Attached here is a pic of my effort at dressing up today. Though I didn't look my best. I am grateful for my efforts at not going out naked.
STROKE CANT TORMENT YOU. SO PREVENT IT AS SOON AS POSIBLE
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