Take that Gastroparesis!
Guess who made it to spin class two nights in a row?!
I must confess that tonight I wasn’t completely motivated to go. On the way home I hit a rather large traffic jam and was beginning to feel a bit nauseous. Fortunately I had some time for a nap before spin class was scheduled to start. I also knew that I was meeting a very good friend there and really wanted to say hi. (Plus, she was making it to class at 8 months pregnant so it is a constant motivation that I can do this!)
I barely made it to class in time and within the first 5 minutes I was so glad that I did. I was spinning out all of my frustration with Gastroparesis and how it has been dictating my life. Then I began to think about how I was conquering it and that I wasn’t going to let Gastroparesis have the majority of my days. I was becoming stronger and stronger as the class went on. I was becoming more and more determined to show Gastroparesis whose boss and who was going to start reclaiming as much of her life as she can. I was pedaling as fast as I could away from those pesky GP Elves! (Seriously, I closed my eyes and pictured that at one point. When I opened them, my RPMs were the highest they were all class!)
Now I am exhausted, but so glad that I accomplished something two days in a row. There is a storm brewing outside that rivals that of the Wizard of Oz and I’m clicking my heels saying “There’s no place like pre-GP life, there’s no place like pre-GP life”. Although I don’t want to go back to pre-gastroparesis life. I want to continue living my life with a purpose and that purpose is to continue to educate and advocate for Gastroparesis. I couldn’t imagine life without all of my GPer friends. Life is so much more interesting with my fellow GPers and so much more fulfilling sharing a clear purpose with them!