#threethingschallenge, #writephoto, Non-Fiction, Photo Prompt, Prompt

Three Things Challenge 627 and #WRITEPHOTO – Tunnel (Challenge)

Three Things Challenge 627

Pensitivity101 Rules:

Welcome to The Three Things Challenge.
Below are three things that may, or may not, be related. Simply read the prompt and see where your creativity takes you.
You can use one, two or all three words in your post, there are no restrictions regarding length, style, or genre apart from keeping it family friendly.
You can use 3TC, #threethingschallenge or TTC as a tag and my logo if you wish.
Invite us along by creating a pingback to this post, then leave your link in the comments so that other people can read your writings and I’ll see it to respond to you directly. You might like to check out some of the other contributions while you’re there.

I schedule the challenge to go out around 6.30 am UK time, but pingbacks have to be approved manually so might not show immediately. This could be because I’m late accessing my blog or due to time differences, but I will get there, I promise!
I look forward to reading your responses, and as always thank you all for your continued support.

Your three words are:

WISH
DIET
HEREDITARY

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#WRITEPHOTO – Tunnel

For visually challenged writersthe image shows a tunnel made from trees, branches and grass. Towards the end are 2 ducks.

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As someone who is considered morbidly obese by the medical profession one of the things I worry about is my diet. Do I follow a strict one? No I don’t, and even when I struggle to do this I do not lose any weight. Something is wrong, but what. Hereditary is one problem. My mother was always heavy even as a child and even though I was thin as a rail most of my childhood, I have now become my mother when she was my age and then she stayed that way until she died.

Medically I can’t seem to lose weight. I have cut calories, cut carbs (yes I am diabetic and on insulin which isn’t helping right now) and then there was the period of forcing myself to exercise. I loved running for some crazy reason and since we lived back in the woods on a lake I had these trails similar to the picture, where I could run and that was so much more pleasant than running on a street or exercise track. All that came to a halt when I hurt my knee and running was not an option anymore. I hate walking which is weird since I liked to run, but it isn’t the same thing. So my weight is part of all the medical problems I have. Lose weight they say and you will be so much in better health. Great, now tell me how to lose that weight as all those diets out there do not work for me.

Exercise is definitely key, but physically not something I am really able to do. They are trying to put me through all this physical therapy, but it is not doing much, plus I hate to exercise. I find it impossible to force myself to do something that is going to hurt so much. I didn’t like exercise when it didn’t hurt except for the running period, but that is not an option. I can barely walk and all I hear is how wonderful walking is for you. You can’t prove it by me. I hate it, it hurts and I have no desire to put myself through the pain which is intense. I don’t think these doctors really understand just how much pain I am in. And now that I have to be on blood thinners due to the blood clots in my lungs I can’t take one of the pain relievers that gave me some relief in the arthritis areas. My pain is so out of control that I can barely move and walk. I look at that wheelchair sitting there and know that is in my future. How far in the future I cannot say, but unless pain management comes up with another way to control the pain besides the 10 mg Percocets I take 4 times a day and don’t even make a big dent in the pain, a wheelchair is in my immediate future. My kids think things are bad now, but they have seen nothing yet if I can’t physically walk at all.

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Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses

New Author’s Website –http://www.tessadeanauthor.com

Author – Old Writing –  http://www.finallyawriter.com

About my life –  http://www.tessacandoit.com

Author of a book published on the blog, https://tessacandoit.com/government-property-a-memoir-as-a-military-wife/

I am also a youtuber in the authortube section on writing. See my videos here:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSpNS-6gfJ0s8eD1berLwQg

#1linerWeds, Non-Fiction, Prompt

One-Liner Wednesday – Darn walking boot!

One-Liner Wednesday – Darn walking boot!

Badge by Laura @ riddlefromthemiddle.com

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I am so tired of wearing a walking boot on my broken foot!

(7 weeks and it is still not healed)

Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses

New Author’s Website –http://www.tessadeanauthor.com

Author – Old Writing –  http://www.finallyawriter.com

About my life –  http://www.tessacandoit.com

Author of a book, on the blog, https://tessacandoit.com/government-property-a-memoir-as-a-military-wife/

Highlighted chapters are done and ready to be read.

I am also a youtuber in the authortube section on writing. See my videos here:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSpNS-6gfJ0s8eD1berLwQg

#SoCS, Non-Fiction, Prompt

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS June 12, 2021

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS June 12, 2021

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “drive.” Use it any way you’d like. Have fun!

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I absolutely hate driving. My dad forced me to learn to drive as a teenager and for that I will be grateful because right now since I have the broken foot I am constantly trying to find someone to drive me somewhere for all these doctor appointments and other things that crop up. They are not happy and neither am I. I will be glad when I can go back to driving myself when I have to. I have a neighbor who thinks I am his personal driver. He has been unhappy since I have been in the hospital so much and now the broken foot and still no driving. He survived before I came into his life and he will survive after I leave his life. I am referring to the fact that I am trying to get into assisted living and I will not even own a car at that point since I can’t afford to repair or insure one. Hopefully I won’t have to do many things that might need a ride. Depending on where I move I can use my medical transport, but will most likely have to change doctors depending on how far away I am from my current ones since my kids can’t be driving me all over. They aren’t happy now and I try not to have to ask them if I can help it, but sometimes I have to go to the doctor’s. I can get groceries delivered, but not the doctor’s office LOL!

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Here are the rules for SoCS:

2019-2020 SoCS Badge by Shelley! 

https://www.quaintrevival.com/

Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses

New Author’s Website –http://www.tessadeanauthor.com

Author – Old Writing –  http://www.finallyawriter.com

About my life –  http://www.tessacandoit.com

Author of a book, on the blog, https://tessacandoit.com/government-property-a-memoir-as-a-military-wife/

I am also a youtuber in the authortube section on writing. See my videos here:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSpNS-6gfJ0s8eD1berLwQg