PWB's is what I call, the Prader Willi Blues.
This is a period of "the blues" that hits me immediately after a Nicholas hospitalization or emergency room visit. It is the emotional fall-out that occurs after the procedure is over.
During a stressful Nicholas event, I "hold it together" and suppress my emotion so that I may help my son to withstand a difficult medical procedure. But when it is over, the PWB's usually hit with a vengeance, sending my soul into a type of post traumatic stress depression.
For some reason, Nick's latest visit to the hospital really did a number on me. I spoke to Pete about my difficulty, this time, in calming my emotions. He explained that he too was struggling. So often, I forget that he accompanies me on this emotional roller coaster ride from hell.
I have discovered that much like Newton's Laws of Gravity or Einstein's Laws of Relativity, special needs parents also have an important set of laws to learn.
I am naming them:
Lisa's Laws of Special Needs Parenting.
The first and most important law is this:
A body's need for "self preservation" is directly proportional to a body's skill at "diffusion of emotion"
It is a necessity to my mental and physical health.
If I do not learn this skill, I suffer and begin to lose myself.
I need to learn how to become a woman of leisure.
So in an effort to learn how to relax and have some fun, I have scheduled a date night tonight for me and hubby, perhaps dinner and another scary movie?
And for the family....I have made our Thanksgiving adventure plans......
I will give you a hint.
What laws have you learned?