Thursday, November 21, 2013

Finally Going Outside

I've been outside three days in one week! What a huge improvement! Since October, I've been all cooped up in the house because of the pain.  It's not only until recently that I started going out once a week to go to therapy, but it wasn't that much of a hassle. All I had to do was get into the car and my dad would drive me. Then I'd just go see my psychiatrist for 45 minutes and go back home.  

But now I'm starting to do more! I went out for a walk and shopped for groceries with my mom.  It doesn't sound like a lot, but boy, that's so much more than just sitting in the house all day! I'd say just about a month ago, I was stuck on the couch all day and couldn't even get up unless it was to eat or take a bath, and that was it.  

I gotta say though, even just going out for an hour can make me feel so exhausted. Once I get home, I lay down and end up not getting back up for the rest of the day.  It really uses up a lot of energy. So going out for more than 3-4 hours is kind of a no no for me right now. 

But hey! Soon enough I'll get better enough to go out everyday again! I can't wait for that to happen. There's so much I want to do! I've already written a huge list. 

I'm gunna upload some more pictures soon. Maybe in a couple days. Let's just say there's a lot of improvement. ;)

1 comment:

  1. Oh my! I went through the exact same thing - not leaving the house for MONTHS! Hubby would do all the shopping on top of working 60-70 hours a week! I remember going out grocery shopping once during a good few days and running into a friend - I was so embarrassed because I looked so awful. But I was so happy to just BE OUT!! I too would get so exhausted from just grocery shopping for a few items. I would pass out for an hour or two after getting home leaving the kids to put the groceries away (thank goodness they are older!).
    Hang in there! The day will come when you go out, come home, and feel like accomplishing something else that day! You will slowly get back to yourself and be better than ever! :)