Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Everyday I thank the good Lord that I live in Canada. Sure, it's colder here in the Nation's Capitol and we pay more taxes than our neighbors to the south but we have one thing that is better. A huge thing. We have health care.
Friday, July 10, 2009
These days, it seems like the pain and fatigue are never ending. I found myself starting to spiral into the murky depths of the RA blues so I decided to start celebrating the little things in my life...
My hips, knees and hands are in agony but,
my elbows and shoulders have been pain free for 2 weeks now!
My hips make sitting or walking for long periods difficult but,
I am still able to walk my beloved pups around the block most evenings!
(Albeit slower than they would like)
Some days it seems like I spend more time asleep than awake but,
my naps are usually accompanied by a warm furry JRT nuzzled by my side!
And the biggest little thing of all...
The MTX has turned me into a hair shedding, nail losing zombie but,
it has enabled me to enjoy a small scoop of ice cream again!
Life with RA and MCS (or any chronic affliction) can sometimes feel like it's too much for you to handle. The exhaustion can be more painful than the disease it self. Losing the ability to perform even the most basic tasks unassisted is mentally heartbreaking but try to remember the little things. Because, really they are the most important things of all.