But, it felt so soooo nice to get to be normal for a short period of time. Even if it was just temporary, it made me feel human again. It wasn't easy to achieve being human though... it took all day to get ready. My energy is low so washing my hair, styling it, putting on makeup, plucking my eyebrows etc. all had to be done little by little, resting in between. It's no easy task getting ready for anything, but it's 100% worth it to look in the mirror and see myself looking back... Not the shell of a person I am most days. Boy can makeup work miracles! I swear I look like an unrecognizable version of myself with it on. Mind you this is the first time since Christmas that I bothered to put it on, so I almost forgot what I used to look like. But also nice to recognize the Christina that I used to see pre-Lyme treatment sucking the life out of me.
So long story short it took 5 hours to get ready to celebrate & then I got to spend another 4 hours enjoying my family and having lots of laughs. And I could not be happier. I am however now utterly and completely dead. I'll be recuperating for the next 2 days (at least). But it will be the happiest recuperation ever. :)