MCTD and moving day.

August 21, 2010

I’m sitting in my half empty lounge room, just thinking. Tomorrow I move out of this place. A flat that has so many memories, including the very beginnings of my Mixed Connective Tissue Disease.

I’ve lived here for 3.5 years and it’s scary and exciting to be moving closer to work and in a totally different area of Sydney. The actual move however, is not so exciting.

I’m under strict orders from Mum to wait until her and Dad and my aunty and uncle join me tomorrow to move things, lift boxes and clean. I tried to stick to my promise but things need to get done. I spent an hour or so emptying and scrubbing the fridge, an activity that I have no doubt will lead to pain in the next couple of days.

I also had bags and bags of rubbish that needed to be taken down to the bins…more activity.

At the moment I feel ok, exhausted but ok, however I have learnt from my actions now that this sort of activity will lead to bad pain. But what can I do? Honestly. You can’t expect everyone to do everything for you all the time, and although I do have great support and assistance, I’m really annoyed about the independence that has been ripped away from me. I hate that I am nervous about the week at work ahead as work is stressful enough as it is without adding MCTD pain to it. I’m just….really…annoyed.

But these boxes won’t pack themselves.


One Response to “MCTD and moving day.”

  1. Bev said

    Firstly – good luck in your new abode! (And, sometimes a change can create new energy, and, this could be cathartic, and, you will go into remission etc?!?! FIGNERS CROSSED!!) Secondly, at this point, you need to relax and let go of needing to control the situation, and let your folks do this for you – (speaking from experience here, I can tell ya!!). Thirdly, you will think of a way to reciprocate, and spoil/fuss over the family folks who stick by you unconditionally in times of need, and, they’ll be so chuffed, and, you’ll feel that it was worth letting them help you (and, so will they!!). Oh, and, say hullo to them from me and Martin, and, if y’all want any handy-hints for moving house, let your professional-gypsy-rellos know, and we’ll gladly oblige…. ;o)

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