Moving to our new home

Moving is hell.  No matter how well you think you’ve planned and prepared, no matter how organized you think you are – something will go wrong.  Or several things.

Living with Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO) though has taught me how to go with the flow.

We  had decided a couple years ago that we would need to move and acquire a little more space.  When I had my first unexpected Transverse Myelitis (TM) attack we had to put that plan on hold.  Financially we took a hit when my contribution to the household was eliminated and emotionally we needed the time to heal and learn how to manage our new challenges.  It took us a little longer but it’s true – good things are worth waiting for.

House hunting can be fun when you start thinking about all of the possibilities but bidding wars are stressful and exhausting.  On moving day I hired 3 men and a truck but only 2 showed up when one of them went home sick.  Then, only one of the movers was actually hard working so it very quickly became a long and tedious process. (My poor husband moved half the house himself, which was obviously not the plan.) That’s when the adrenaline/desperation/motivation/anger kicks in and I started to help out but it was also when my frustration/anger/pain happens because of my NMO limitations.  Sometimes my NMO makes me feel really helpless especially during moments when I could definitely be of help.  And my NMO angers me because I did everything I could in advance to try and avoid feeling that way.

So, I worked through it, helped where I could, and focused on the end result, which is a new home for my family.  Some pros about our new house:

-More space including a guest room when I’m needing a friend/family member to stay with me (then I can get the extra help when I need it!)
-The peaceful koi pond in our backyard to help me sleep better
-The jacuzzi tub that will help with my back pain (this is a huge deal because the old house didn’t actually have a tub at all!)
-Bathrooms on every floor so I have quick access when I’m having bladder issues
-And of course, all the shopping I get to do to furnish it!

One Comment

  1. hi jenna,
    good post, thanks for sharing
    your new home sounds lovely.
    thanks for visiting my blog,good to meet you.
    love,
    herrad

    Comment by herrad on September 12, 2011 at 8:03 pm

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