Friday, August 14, 2009


dear friends, Since last month I have a new gardener and had my first house cleaners. Yesterday i organised a nice new private lady to come and clean. So definite progress from last month. I am still only able to go away for overnight stays but am trying to think of strategies for how to do a two night away. This will be for next year sometime as I have commitments for the next few months with my overnight stays.
My latest up time only lasted a day this time which is strange. normally I am on the up cycle for 9 to 15 days. I am sleeping in and not able to get up because i am flat but notice I am quite energised during the day. All very new and not the usual cycles. I am realising i need to live in the day and just take one day at a time and do what i can with each day rather than live around the cycles. It has been a huge lesson for me.
I am very blessed to be able to do what i can with my mental illness and CFS. I need to count my blessings more than at the end of the day in my journal. I was doing gratitudes on my walk and during the day during my last down time.
i am doing really well with my weight loss as well. The doctor is really pleased. i am still overweight but 12 kilos lighter than I was which i should be more pleased about. I will work on this for this coming month. To be grateful for the weight loss i have achieved. The doctor said as long as i stay stable that is an achievement and this morning I have done way better than that. I am pleased. Now I just need to stay abstinent for the month.
lots of love from susan in australia


Carole said...

Hi Susan,
I love your altered page. Surfed back to your blog and I want to say I'm touched by your difficulty with wandering far from home. I know what you mean when you say you'd get too lonely on a 10 day trip away alone. I also struggle with loneliness and it's always more intense when travelling alone. Travelling is my passion but I fear I'll have to forget the dream of seeing much more of the world. Travelling is both psychologically (when alone) and physically difficult for me, because of aches and pains that make walking an ordeal after a while. What's CFS?
Love, Carole in Montreal Canada

Susan Hosken said...

I love the way I have touched different peoples lives with my blogs