On Saturday Tyler had a birthday party to go to which started at 11:00. Ugh, mornings are very hard for me. The three of us were supposed to go but Grant wasn’t feeling well. I think my depression and anxiety meds are starting to kick in and my pain wasn’t too bad so I decided I would take him myself. Plus, I just didn’t want to disappoint Tyler.
It was a hard day but no one knows I am sick and I felt like such a “normal” mom, helping him get his food, playing with him and just watching out for him. My favorite part was when he sat on my lap watching the magician. I looked around at all the other kids sitting on their parents’ laps or near them and it felt so good to be at the party, having fun with my son and looking like everyone else. And I know Tyler had a great time.
Plus no pee or poop accidents! I was very proud! Here’s to more “normal” good times with my child.
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Emily Cullen is a pen-name.
I suffer from chronic illnesses and diseases which include Bipolar Disorder, Asthma, Diabetes and Fibromyalgia. I had battled Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis but there is no longer evidence of me having these diseases and my Rheumatologist has declared them to be "burnt out" of my system.
I am separated from my husband, “Grant”. Our son, “Tyler” was born in September of 2006 and suffers from tics and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and is delayed in fine and gross motor skills.
In my blog I seek to let sick moms know that they are not the only ones going through this, and to educate people about what can happens when one becomes catastrophically ill. I also strive to break down stereotypes of what a “Welfare Mom” is like. Anything that I have gone through due to being sick, is written on the pages of Mama Sick.