There are too many days when I forget to feel that normal feeling of having a great day. Yesterday was one of these days and I knew it. I had to get up early, after only six hours of sleep, and go down to the repair shop where my car had been towed after not starting. The car support personal was not sure if it was a simple or complicated fix. I was given a free rental car for the day. I was knocked out by the car! A 2015 Chevrolet Malibu, equipped with everything power and when you put it in reverse or drive, the screen shows you what is in back or in front of you! I have never been in a “modern” car like this. Wow. Love this car.
I was up and I had things I wanted to do; especially after receiving this car. I felt like a kid on Christmas morning. I began doing errands, got more tea, picked up my daughter and continued on driving us all over town. I was just enjoying a car that powered up my seat higher in height, so my knee did not hurt as much as usual, great a/c, radio and the freedom. I did have to limit the amount of stores I actually went inside of, instead I sat in the car happily feeling the air on my face, while she went in.
I had pain in my knee and neck after the day was half over, but I pushed through anyway. Not only did I have my car candy but I was able to remain calm the entire day. My daughter has shied away from me over the last few weeks due to my frequent and unpredictable emotionally down days; back to lashing out or crying lately. We were finally able to work through this after an uncomfortable start to the day! Wow. I got my best buddy back.
Yes, I was flaring with pain by the time I got home. Today was much harder also. But, here is the point of the post. I don’t often get blessed with just being handed those moments, all day, where life is just life. It’s not about Fibromyalgia. It is just me and a friend or family member enjoying doing silly things like finding Halloween outfits and trying on sweaters. Being fully aware that I was being gifted this yesterday, it felt like a warm hug.
Oh Happy Day,
Lucinda Tart, Fibromyalgia Peer Advocate/Life Skills Coach