“So What Are You Doing For the Fourth?”

“What are your plans for the fourth?”, is the question on everybody’s lips this week.

For people with chronic illness, holiday plans can be a challenge. Do you participate in the holiday, the barbecues and the fireworks, and then spend the next two days recovering? Do you choose one part of the celebration of the fourth, or do you just skip it all together?

Tyler, Grant, Jacques and I plan on going to a park to barbecue and then watch the fireworks. My concern, more so, my fear is whether I will be able to get a nap that day and how I will feel over the next day or two.

Whenever I participate in something like this, I have to ask myself, is it worth it?

If you are hosting a party and have a chronically ill family member or friend in your life, don’t forget to include them, even if they always say no. They still want to be asked. Even if they can come for an hour, tell them you would love to see them. Being chronically ill is horribly isolating. Don’t push them, though, respect their decision, if they tell you they cannot come.

How are you handling the holiday? How will it affect you?


Photo credit: Farmer’s Almanac

Share and Enjoy: These icons link to social bookmarking sites where readers can share and discover new web pages.
  • Digg
  • StumbleUpon
  • Facebook
  • TwitThis

About mamasick

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.
Uncategorized, , , , , , , Permalink

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CommentLuv badge