Rise Up

Note: Start at “The Why” or “And…It’s Back”
Hello, Happy Thursday!!! I hope your Thursday is going well and it is dry where you live. Here it is rainy and cold still. I am not a fan of the rain or cold or maybe its just when they combine forces. I left off on yesterday saying I would fill you in on something great that happened on Wednesday. Well…..I am alive and that is amazing!!! Wednesday night was long as I am in grad school and we met for what seemed like an eternity 9pm-11pm. Because I wanted to stay awake for class I did not take my meds until 11pm. WHEWWWWW that made for a rough night. However, I manged to get 5hours of sleep. I woke up this morinig with  my back very tight and my neck hurting and I am out of pain meds 🙍 But I decided  that today was going to be a good day. I work til 5:30 then plan on taking a nap before I teach tonight at 8pm. I can not wait for my nap!!! It’s  going to be amazing. I can feel it! This morning when I woke up I started singing Rise Up by Andra Day.  I love how God gives me songs to hold to. Here are the lyrics: I highlighted the parts that meant something special to me

You’re broken down and tired
Of living life on a merry go round
And you can’t find the fighter
But I see it in you so we gonna walk it out
And move mountains
We gonna walk it out
And move mountains

And I’ll rise up
I’ll rise like the day
I’ll rise up
I’ll rise unafraid
I’ll rise up
And I’ll do it a thousand times again
And I’ll rise up
High like the waves
I’ll rise up
In spite of the ache
I’ll rise upAnd I’ll do it a thousands times again


Well, I got off a little early then met with a friend which made me a little late for my nap. But today my mom got my prescription of Tramadol filled so I am very thankful. I was able to take it and drink a spark (Advocare-I am a distributor) right before my nap. Because my nap time was cut short I decided to nap in my car. I keep blankets, socks, water and a snack just in case something happens. I grabbed my blanket and slept like a baby for about an hour. That nap helped me sooo much during class. So I have the mindset where if I am in pain then I do the harder songs so I can focus. My usual’s know if the class is extra hard I’m in pain but have no fear I do give a modified version so that people don’t pass out. During class I started getting into the songs and decided to jump. . . . bad idea!! OOOOH LAWD, sweet baby Jesus, barnacles, hotdogs, sugar plums….I had to look down because I was pretty sure my legs broke. Both of them! They didn’t but I decided jumping probably wasn’t that good of an idea I tried to do low impact the remainder of the class. I did well. They did amazing!!! They had no idea that I was in pain and they burned 773 calories in 58 min. I feel soooooo great. Amazing actually like I can do anything. On the way home I felt dizzy and nauseous so I decided to stop and check my bp 150/90. I know this is a little high because this is exactly what it was when I went to the doc in a box a few weeks ago.  I did jot this down for future references when I go to the doctor.  I was in a lot of pain then too so I am almost certain it is the same thing today. Because I took my meds around 6:45 I can not take it until I wake up in the morning. I am not looking forward  to tonight but…I’ll rise up in spite of the ache! And for that I am thankful and I know whatever tomorrow holds….I will  make it!



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