While doing the research for my blog post Why Women are More Prone to Mental Health Issues, I began seeing more and more of myself in what I was researching. 

I realized that I have not been my normal, glass half full, happy go lucky kind of gal that I have always been, for a quite a while. I know now that it started in late November when my husband started with physician’s appointments and then had a carotid artery endarterectomy, resulting in a severe allergic reaction to the anesthesia given, which caused his blood pressure to drop dangerously low, which won him a three day, two night stay in intensive care. 

Shortly thereafter, we found that his little stint in the intensive care Hilton, had left him with several Pulmonary Embolisms.  He was put on Xarelto, (a pretty high powered blood thinner) and told not to fall, climb onto ladders, roofs and the like.  So I started doing not only my chores around the house, but his also. Because any type of exertion on his part caused shortness of breath,  I began helping him more at work, along with doing my work at our business, and still trying to keep with with my coaching.

I had kept up this pace from January to mid July, when I knew that I was on the brink of something bad if I didn’t slow down and take a break.

So that is exactly what I did. For the past two weeks I have been enjoying the company of my oldest granddaughter. She was visiting from Kansas and staying with my husband and me. I also spent time with my other four grandchildren ranging in age from 12 to 3. 

We swam in my pool, played Marco Polo, roughhousing, went to Living Treasures Animal Park, had a great day shopping at The Outlets in Grove City, PA.  I relaxed and had fun. 

I am feeling so much better! Relaxed, happy, rested. I am ready to start the fall with renewed energy.  I’m also ready to grow my coaching business. So stay tuned for information on upcoming classes, challenges and parties.