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    • #33036
      Jen Cueva
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      We all tend to put things off or avoid them at times rather than tackle them head-on. Maybe you had a difficult conversation with a loved one. That’s been popular in part with the pandemic.

      Did you finally schedule that doctor’s appointment or procedure that you’ve been putting off? For me, this is often the dentist, gynecologist, and others. Because our lives with PH can be so busy with the doctor’s appointments, tests, and procedures throughout the year, other essential appointments are out off.

      Did you learn to speak up and advocate for yourself?

      Or, maybe, like me, you took a chance and followed a dream? It doesn’t have to be a move across the country, small dreams that are important to you count.

      These moments are when we grow within ourselves. So, what did you face head-on in 2021 rather than avoiding? Let’s talk about this.

    • #33040
      Colleen Steele
      Keymaster

      @jenc really great topic and I hope others will join in!

      The first thing that came to my mind was addressing my aging parents challenges even though I knew it would be difficult for the three of us to talk about. We haven’t come to a compromise yet on as many things as I would have hoped but at least they know my concerns and that it’s important to me that they are taken care of and safe. I still can’t believe I convinced them to get the stair lift and that they followed through with it. That was a topic I faced head on and I was met with some resistance at first but eventually my parents came around to it.

    • #33046
      Jen Cueva
      Keymaster

      Hi @colleensteele, that must have been an enormous relief when they finally agreed to get that stairlift. I know that you lose sleep at night because you were so worried about them. I hope that this has helped you ease a bit more and sleep better.

      It’s never easy to bring up these things with our parents. There were always those in charge, so this role reversal isn’t always readily accepted. I applaud you for facing this head up and letting them know how much you worry and care about them both.

      Is your mom learning to use it yet? Or is this another challenge?

      Thanks for sharing such an important yet sensitive topic that you tackled like a champ! I’m looking forward to reading others’ experiences on this topic.

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