3. February 2012 19:12
It had been 201 days since I last saw my husband in person and our daughters had seen their dad. The girls were so excited they had been counting down the days since he left. It still wasn’t real for me maybe because the date he would be home kept changing or because I was so nervous about him flying 20 hrs in a 40 year old Navy aircraft that was known for breaking down. When he walked off that plane and the girls ran to him a huge relief came over me. My best friend was back! My husband “Sean” has been in the Navy for 24 years and for some reason each deployment is getting harder than the last. I thought when the girls got older and more self sufficient the deployments would be easier but as the girls get older the homework doubles, activities increase and they miss their dad more.
The day after Sean came home I started not to feel well and I stayed in bed for the next 5 days, I went to the doctor and she said I had strep throat and prescribed antibiotics, I began to feel worse and went back to the doctor and was told I had bronchitis and was prescribed new antibiotics. I ended up in the hospital with pneumonia and a critical high calcium level which we found out later was a side effect from an antibiotic. The doctor in the hospital who knows me well from a previous visit in September told Sean and I that STRESS caused my illness. My body was not responding well to the antibiotics and it was time for me to try holistic ways to get better and de-stress my life. This was not news to me, I had been feeling very overwhelmed for months but for some reason it took the doctor to say medicine can’t help you anymore. At that moment I realized I don’t want to be SUPERWOMEN anymore. I want to be a healthy wife, mother and a successful business woman. It’s ok to say NO, it’s ok to get help with the kids, housework and the business. It’s ok to do things for yourself like going to the gym, getting that well deserved pedi/mani, booking a Jacksonville babysitter so that you can have a date night or hang with your girlfriends.
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