Saturday, July 31, 2010

Me Day

Everybody needs a day to themselves every once in awhile, especially people that suffer from chronic anxiety and stress related palpitations. After another busy week playing host to my dear sweet sister-in-law, I was ready for a break this weekend. My husband took my young daughter and headed out of town to his parent's house today. That meant I got a Me Day. I started my day by going to get a pedicure with a friend. Then, it was off to the grocery store. Now, that might not sound like too much fun to you, but you have to believe me, it is when you are WITHOUT child. I came home and after fixing me a yummy lunch, I fell asleep for a couple hours. I woke up and decided I wanted to go swimming. Again, swimming is a completely different experience when you aren't worrying about swim diapers and flotation devices. I lounged by the pool and read a good book. I then came home and took a shower. I actually had time to put in a hot oil treatment and scrub my face. I even started singing in the shower--since no one was around to hear it. Now, I'm trying to decide what steamy romance to watch tonight. I could feel my stress level drop every hour today. I'm thankful to my husband for giving me such a wonderful treat.

No palpitations for me today. :)


Anonymous said...

Just found your blog, and I think it's a great way to connect with others who suffer from PVC's. I can really relate to everything you've posted, I was dx'd with MVP a few months ago. Even though it's a pretty benign diagnosis, it really does impact life a great deal.

I'm still learning my triggers...if I don't stay on top of things, the symptoms can quickly snowball and it takes longer to catch up and feel good again. It can be hard at times to really take care of myself when I have 4 little ones to look after too! Thanks for having this blog, look forward to reading more :)

Ali said...

Thanks for posting. I was beginning to think I was blogging to nobody. :) I'm sorry you also suffer from PVCs/MVP but I'm so glad that you are learning your triggers. And God bless you for taking such a good job of your 4 little ones. You must have amazing strength and courage. Hope you'll stick around.