Now and Then
Spending the night alone.
Then: I’m lonely. How will I sleep without him here with me?
Now: I get to leave the TV on as long as I want, and watch whatever I want, and I get to take up the whole bed if I want!
Cooking dinner for 1.
Then: How am I supposed to make a meal for just one person? It’s hard enough to cook for only two. I guess I could cook what I usually do and just put half in a Tupperware for his lunch tomorrow.
Now: Cereal for dinner again! Sweet! I love breakfast for dinner!
Staying busy alone.
Then: Read a book or watch a chick flick? Tough decision.
Now: Read, movie, check to see if there are any fun events around town?
(I guess not much has changed with that one)
Then: Oh that’s cute! I want it! Put it in the cart.
Now: Oh that’s cute! I want it! Check the tag and put it back on the rack. It’ll go on sale eventually, right?
Living away from family.
Then: I could never live far away from family. I will miss everyone so much. What I am supposed to do without everyone right there?!?
Now: I miss family but it is so nice having our own space to create our own traditions.
What are some ways that your life has changed over the course of your medical journey? Are you happy with the change?