Trying to remain positive can be hard

When you face the daily challenges that my family does, it can be quite hard to remain positive.  It feels like every time I turn around, something else goes wrong. 

Unfortunately, that’s just the way our life goes. 

Having said that, this coming week is going to be exceptionally difficult.  We have places to go and no means to get there right now. 

We burned through our fuel budget a week ago with all the trips to Cleveland for Lizze. 

This week we are supposed to return, at least once, if not more. In the morning, we are supposed to call and make appointments with OB/GYN, the endocrinologist and psychiatry.  These are crucial appointments because of Lizze’s hormone problems and the ongoing damage being done until we get things back under control. 

Gavin also has his IVIG infusion on Thursday, I believe.  We are bumping up his dose because he’s bur in through the donor immunoglobulins way too fast. 

Anyway, while I am really worried about the logistics of this week, I’m also focused on something positive as well. 

It seems as though I have finally kicked this round of bronchitis I was dealing with. You may recall that I was down for over a week.  During that time, I wasn’t able to exercise, for obvious reasons. 

Beginning today, I will finally be able to start walking again. 

I’m really excited about this and it’s something that I think is positive and I’m choosing to focus on that for right now.  It’s something that I have control over and while it won’t help me put gas in the car, it will help me to be a better husband and father. 🙂

I’d say that’s a positive thing…..right?

The truth is, sometimes you just don’t have control over what’s going on in your life.  As much as you wish you could change or fix things you just can’t. 

Personally, this is something that I really struggle with because I’m a fixer.

It really helps me to focus on what I can actually control and right now, that exercising and losing weight. Like I said, it’s not quick fix for anything.  Instead, it’s more of a long term, big picture kind of thing.

Right now it’s all I got and I’m going to carpe diem the shit out of this.  🙂


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Reading your blog I find so much insight into my husband. He is so much like you, a fixer who feels best when he has some control over things. It is great that you have found fitness to be an area of your life you can have some control over. I think I will try to encourage him to get back into sports (which is something he used to love) to get that time to himself to recharge.


I’ve been battling with the unexpected too, and was hoping to work on the same goals, fitness and weight loss myself, and just blew out my back. Sometimes the unexpected happens. Stay strong..