Well, I finished my first week of classes and really I was able to fall right back in. Not that I am overly excited about the new semester, but at least I don’t dread walking to the bus stop in the morning. Looks like there is going to be a lot of work for each class, but I think I can manage it pretty well.
There is a photo contest at school and I was seriously considering doing it, but my embarrassment level kept my camera at home. This sort of thing really gets to me and I really begin to hate my mind, however, today I am going to go to this state’s Rally 4 Recovery and am bringing my camera to take as many shots as I can and then email them to the director. I remember last year they were looking for photos that were taken at the event.
Dennis is on vacation in Los Vegas and he seems to be having a good time. Next year he is thinking about taking his vacation while I am off of school, so the both of us can go somewhere together. I am worried that he is in Vegas because he is so early in his recovery and to me that is not the place to be at all, but so far so good.
Last spring I decided to put my NAMI Connection peer support group on hold until I felt better enough to run it. I don’t feel like I am totally ready, but I feel as though I have to do it to get back to a normal routine again. So on the third of October I will be starting my group up again. There is an older woman that attends the group and I called her to let her know we are starting up again. She was so happy to hear that and told me that she had a very hard time this summer and she told me that she could really use the support she gets from the group. This helps me to feel like I am making the right decision.
Update on my parents. Dad is basically the same. He is having problems with walking and has problems with his bowels, which is really depressing him, and he gets angry really easily. I have finally gotten him accepted for his long term insurance, and that means we can get a home healthcare aid in five days a week. I am hoping that will help in the hygiene area. I can’t understand why he is giving us a hard time about taking care of his hygienic needs. Mom is back on chemo because she has stage three lymphoid cancers. She is also having problems with her walking, because of low blood pressure when she stands. They have brought her a wheel chair to use in the house. Also she has had a serious persistent cough for the whole summer and they have no idea where it is coming from. It makes it hard for her to talk. This is hard for me to handle because all my life my parents have been very physically active and to see them limited by their health problems is difficult.
Well I guess that is about all I have for updates at this time. Ok let me take a look at my photos and see which one I would like to share today…
Today I chose a shot that I took with my phone of the parking lot at the Roger Wheeler Beach here in Rhode Island. Being that school has started and Labor Day is over, this is going to be the norm for that parking lot for the next seven months. Just a small sign that summer is over. TTFN