I had to go in to see my OB doctor Friday because I was having issues with being light headed and short of breath. I thought maybe my blood pressure was low, but it turned out that everything is fine. She suggested that I drink plenty of water, eat every two hours and try not to stand for long periods of time. Finally, as she was walking out the door she said, "And you need to slow down."
When the comment was made I laughed out loud and said, "I never would have thought that a doctor would be telling me to slow down!" This seemed comical to me. Growing up, I was never able to do a lot at one given time. As an adult, previous to my diagnosis, I was never able to do too many chores in one day no matter how much needed to been done. What I wanted to do and what I was capable of doing were always two different things.
As difficult as it's going to be, I will take my doctors advice and slow down. I only wish that she had known me before so she could see how different my life is now. Plus, I think she'd understand why I thought her comment was so funny. As soon as I left the clinic, I had to call my mom and tell her that for the first time in my life I was told to "slow down". So, for the next three months I will have to enjoy the little things in life at a bit of a slower pace.