Being an adult aint easy

Support Group Time: What do you like about being an adult?

Thought of this question when I was convincing my Kid that it's worth it to live to adulthood. Unfortunately, the first thing to pop into my head is "I like being an adult because I can eat anything I want". I didn't want to say that for lots of reasons, like it isn't true! And being gluten-intolerant (my Kid AND me) and so forth, just not a good idea.

So... help! Please give it some thought and comment. I need LOTS of reasons as to why being alive is worth it.


On Wednesday I had an over-the-phone intake discussion with our medical provider, and they declared my Kid autistic. I already knew the diagnosis of ADHD and had a doctor haphazardly mention autism another time, but this is the first time I was told definitively yes, this Kid is autistic. Great. One more thing to research. We have a meds appt this week, and more therapy coming up. Hope this takes care of the running away / suicide thoughts I've been hearing about from the Kid. I hate having to watch everything that comes out of my mouth, and Hubby is not capable of it at all. Sorry, honey.

For Thanksgiving... we saw the new Harry Potter movie (where they over-charged me), ate at Village Inn (I had a burger and no-seasonings fries and pecan pie) and came home. We checked on the livestock, tossed them more hay and grain, and refilled water dishes. Came in to get warm and played Uno (the card game).

Friday we didn't do much of anything. Hubby tried to fix the sink but didn't. I called a plumber who came out Saturday morning. We needed a new faucet. Great. Just great.

After the plumber left, we headed for town. Got a new faucet at Home Depot (the plumber will install Friday). Wal-Mart to get a few grocery items. Barely got home before I had a hypoglycemic attack (shakes / really low blood sugar) so I ate something real quick and lay down. When I recuperated, we played Uno with the Kid, and he beat the pants off of us.

Sunday I woke up dizzy. Second day in a row. Finally hit me ... I'd been eating salty things, and my blood pressure must have been high. Popped a BP pill and a diuretic (helps bring the BP down quickly) and TRIED to watch what I ate the rest of the day. We got ready for a big snow storm by getting lots of extra hay to the goats, and providing extra food for all livestock. Brought in firewood in case we need to light a fire. Hubby left early because that heavy snow storm was coming in fast and hard.

After he left, I took some pain relievers, my night-time pills (including antibiotics) and lay down with some hot tea. My Kid watched King Kong then got on the computer for a little while to watch videos (did I ever mention he's a movie fanatic)? Had to give the Kid cough medicine around 11 p.m. because of such a bad cough. Hope it's not what I had.

My weight has been pretty much holding at 10 pounds above where I was a month ago: I'm between 209-212. Gotta gotta gotta gotta get back on plan. I don't like being back on blood pressure meds, and the hypoglycemic attack from yesterday was my worst ever. My head hurts, I feel lethargic, and am very ill-equipped for my Kid's episodes.

Today, while the blizzard dumps snow on our little homestead, I plan to research autism and ADHD so I can talk intelligently about them at the meds eval appt.

I need to make other plans too.

Lasagna. I want lasagna and tira misu, with a box of red wine. Anybody wanna virtually join me?

So... what do you like about living into adulthood?


Ron said...

I am so not ready for snow storms! Sounds like you had a nice Thanksgiving!

Cammy said...

I'm glad you're getting some answers about your son. It's a lot easier to deal with when you KNOW what you're dealing with.

Hope you feel better soon.

fatgirlwearingthin said...

The first thing that came to mind about enjoying my life as an adult is that I am finally getting to be more comfortable in my own skin. When I was a kid, I hated my very existance a lot of the time; I didn't know who I was, what I was worth, and I felt enormous amounts of pressure to please everyone. Tell your Kid that living into adulthood will be his reward for the feelings he/she's challenged with now.