Embracing life with chronic pain and illnesses.


It has been three days since we took our flight to celebrate the life of my Baby Sis with her law firm. Today was my first appointment with my Rheumatologist…..

Yes…you can see where this is going! A LOT of poking and prodding….blood work….X-rays….next Tuesday will be ultrasounds of my hands and feet. 

I am anxious! In a couple of weeks should have a much better idea of what I am up against. 

In the meantime…..OUCH!!!  All symptoms are FLARING….more than usual!! It is so hard to try to relax in my recliner….you know the drill….no comfortable position….aching so deep that I am sick to my stomach. 

Pain is so intense today. I can only hope for tomorrow….and dream of slight relief which will hopefully come.

Don’t get me wrong. I would NOT undo our trip. It was important that I be there…..the look of relief and comfort on her Secretary’s face made it all worth it!  The hugs….sharing….more time spent honoring such a wonderful, special young woman!

I know that I have a long road ahead of me. Yet I can feel my beautiful Sis’s smile….I am finally getting all the medical care that my truly, totally messed up body needs!

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