Sunday, August 30, 2009

Taking Care Of Me


Okay, this is the first time I'm revealing this. I don't like getting too personal, but I may be MIA soon (not posting as frequently, etc.), and I want to give all my buds a heads up. I've been suffering from hypertension (or high blood pressure as us plain folk call it) for years, and it's getting worse. It's hereditary, but I've also neglected my health for years-call it denial, "I'm too young for this crap...", whatever, but the fact remains that it's gotten pretty serious as of late. My pressure is dangerously high, and I've got to chill and take care of myself. That means eating healthier, getting enough sleep, and working out consistently (all of which I admittedly have not been doing.) Old habits die hard-even ones that could kill you! So, I'm going to start changing my eating habits, getting enough rest, exercising, and stop stressing over EVERY LITTLE THING!

I'll still be around, but maybe not as frequently. I'll be the silent stalker until I feel well enough to resume my hectic pace. I'll use this time to regroup, recoup, and prepare for the holiday rush. You'll see some posts throughout the coming weeks that I've prepared in advance because I love my blog too much to let it just fall off. So, I'll see you around more consistently in about 3 weeks (maybe longer) feeling refreshed, renewed, and ready to conquer!

7 comments:

Mrs. G said...

You definitely have to take care of yourself. I wish you the best!

Burnt Mill Candles and Soap said...

too bad you didn't live closer or we could workout together

I swear most days all I feel like I do is work and workout and it does cut into my soap time

we will all be here when you get some more free time again :)

Pattie said...

Take as much time as you need! Your health is most important :)

And I know that it is hard to stop something that you have been doing so long, but I have complete faith in your ability to go above and beyond what you can even perceive right now :)

I pray that everything will turn out all right and you will have healthier habits and stress less!!

Dee said...

Yes, do what you need to do for you, we'll miss you, but we'll still be around when you get back..let me know if I can help in anyway with any of your projects we talked about before, I'd be glad to help you out.

Take care,

jinx1764 said...

Good for you! Hypertension is not something you can ignore. If you don't put yourself first when you need to no one else will. Take care of yourself!

Patrice @ The Soap Seduction said...

Thanks everyone! I appreciate all your words of encouragement!

Bullfrogs & Butterflies Baby said...

Good for you, Patrice! I've treated too many people with HTN and know all too well what can happen when it's not tended to...do you, girl, and we'll be here when you get back :)