Life is good
All of a sudden my days have so many hours. I still can’t believe it, it’s just wonderful. Oh, life is good.
Every single day since years I’m getting up at the crack of dawn, but starting this week I am free, I can do whatever I want, whenever I want (for 6.5 hours per day). I’m still getting up at the same time though, but I don’t mind. Oh, life is good.
1. This week I relearned to drink my coffee totally relaxed and in peace. There was nobody who constantly pulled on my legs, was whining about this and that and wanted me very urgently – meaning this very second – to build a ‘bobblebeckerbus’ with LEGOs. Oh, life is good.
2. This week I relearned to use the bathroom all by myself. What a pleasure. Oh, life is good.
3. This week I relearned to enjoy cleaning the house while whistling to a melody on the radio.
4. Actually this week I relearned to listen to whatever music I wanted to hear. Oh, life is good.
5. This week I relearned to be myself again, hmm, at least for those 6.5 hours per day. Oh, life is good.
6. This week I had a happy little son walking home with me in the afternoon, telling me about the things he was doing and who and what he was playing with. Oh, life is good.
7. This week I relearned to have fun playing with blocks and LEGOs and cars again, because the dinner was already made. Oh, life is good.
8. This week I relearned to stay very calm. I really was a good girl, I didn’t freak out, I didn’t give a spiced answer and I even forced a smile when the tw@t of a dermatologist laughed and said ‘Oh, is this your first child? He he he, that’s why. And eczema has nothing to do with calcium deficiency. No, he he. But here in the tropics a lot of children have skin problems. It may go away eventually. And your son is looking fiiiine.’ Sure, now that the eczema has gone – because of the calcium supplement and wet wraps – he’s fine. He wasn’t fine though when I scheduled the appointment a few months ago.
(Dry coarse skin, dermatitis, hyperpigmentation and eczema can be a symptom of Hypocalcemia (calcium deficiency) according to the Cleveland Clinic and it looks as if this was a reason (or maybe the reason) why ‘Timan’s eczema kept flaring up.)
After she finished laughing she gave me a three-month supply of Cetrizine (antihistamine) and Hydrocortisone, just in case the rash would come back. And yes, this was after I told her that I was successfully trying to get off the steroids. Having specialists from other countries with not much experience who are pushing certain medicines to make it easy for them, these are the beauties of a free healthcare system.
Luckily I got ‘Timan’s eczema under control, I found the triggers, without a doctor. Oh, life is good.
9. This week I didn’t care about those downsides in Paradise, the sometimes rude behavior people show here, because ‘Timan’ is healthy and happy, the Hubs is healthy and happy and the Mommy is healthy and happy. Oh, life is good.
10. This week, today, I’m finally going to the beach all by myself.
I wish everyone a great weekend.
For more of those important lessons life is teaching you, head over to ‘Life Ever Since’:
P.S. I’m not the only person complaining about the public healthcare in this country. Everyone here makes the same experience. It’s sad, but if you don’t have to pay for it, you wont get the service either. Unfortunately there are not so many other options, private specialists are rare.
But for now, life is good.
Posted on January 27, 2012, in 'Timan', Banana Republic, Doctor, Eczema, Mommy, Preschool, Things I like and tagged hypocalcemia, I found my peace, the way I see life. Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.