Insulation, hard choices vs. dysfunctional status quo
You wouldn't think it but there is such a thing as having too big a heart. After some helpful counseling from my brother, I now realize that "doing the right thing" has often been doing the wrong thing for my best interests. Too many times I have gone the extra mile, trusted too much and ended up getting burned by people taking advantage of my benevolent nature. Ever see the looney tunes where Elmer Fudd changes into a sucker (lollipop)?? That's me.
So I've resolved to be more conscious of situations where I can end up getting burned and insulate myself from people who would take advantage of me. Sad thing is one of those persons is my other brother.
Not to disparage anyone on these boards who have done anything but try and be helpful, but my latest drama was caused in part by trusting in the well intentioned advice provided by others and not researching things further. Here's my story so you can understand what am rambling about here.
So 2 weeks ago I went out to my parents house to "house sit" and extended my house sitting from 7 to 10 days at the bequest of my other brother. Three things happened first I had an adverse reaction to my first Myofasical Release therapy that lasted for 5 days. I later learned that this was a potential occurrence that I could have anticipated had I researched Myofascial Release therapy more throughly. Second mistake was trusting my Myoffascial Release therapist that had 12 years of experience. Her definition of Myofascial Release is not the same as others have elaborated on since my first session. Obviously I'm not going to get the same benefits if I am not getting the same treatment that provided relief for others,. Third mistake, in an efforts to expiate my recovery to my adverse reaction I took the NSAIDs that my doctor had prescribed. This resulted in my Ulcerative Colitis flaring up laying me up for another 2 days. So my week of house sitting turned out to be two weeks which was unacceptable by anyone's conventional definition.
Needless to say I won't be doing anymore house sitting. I've committed to going to my doctor appointments and coming back to my own apartment where if I get layed up again by my next Myofascial Release session, I'll be laid up in my own apartment which won't result in any drama. Along those same lines I've resolved to forgo any sedation for future Basal Branch Blocks and Radio Frequency Ablations. This will eliminate the need for me to have a driver so I will be able to return on my own to my apartment.
All of this is pretty drastic but I am convinced that any additional physical pain I may have to endure will be worth the reduction of emotional distress that comes hand in hand with all the drama.
I have no doubts it will be a painful transition, but in the end I think I will be happier in the long run.
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