Uplifting Morning

Woke up early… achy… dry mouth (attributed to the prednizone) and just fundamentally restless. Was a rather down morning until I decided to come here to make myself feel less… restless… less… depressed.

And what did I find… several comments that really really made me feel better… which is a good thing right now.

Yesterday was a horrible day for me mentally and emotionally.

I found new bruises.. new bumps… and new places that hadn’t ached before. I spent the day staring out the window wondering… watched the movie Funny People and found myself wondering… more. all in all a not so great day.

But this morning… In the comments that I moderated… I found people who can relate… people who are where I am… or who used to be where I am and are now further down this adventure trail than I am. Their comments where incredibly uplifting… more so probably than any of them will know… made me smile and get my head back in the right place….

So here I am… wicked early in the morning looking at the Susan Komen Marathon for the Cure shirt hanging on the back of the chair (it came yesterday too and made me doubt my sanity) and realizing that, I can do this… I’m not the first, that’s for damn sure, and I certainly won’t be the last… and if I can do my part to make someone else realize that this may be a LIFE sentence (as in… it will always now be a part of my life) but it sure as heck not a DEATH sentence and it can be a wickedly long RUN ON sentence (sorry, I was almost an English major once upon a time) … I can do this and so can you!

Now… where are my running shoes and my tea?


One response to “Uplifting Morning

  1. First of all, congratulations on all your accomplishments. You’ve made major strides on improving your health/weight and you’re doing everything you can to cope with a new diagnosis. Having RA is a new, different, [not altogether wonderful] phase of your life. Like anything else, there will be days when it’s hard to cope and other days with meaningful victories. And like any other long-term part of your life, you will develop your own way of, if not accepting, at least dealing with what it brings you. The good news is, there is a wonderful community of people who can offer you support, encouragement, and advice. That’s probably the best part I’ve found about having the disease is finding people who actually understand what you’re going through.
    Single Gal’s Guide to Rheumatoid Arthritis was kind enough to let me “steal” her list of fellow bloggers. It’s on the Community Page of my blog, http://carlascorner.wordpress.com if you want to read about or connect with others who are having adventures in RA.
    Take care of yourself. I look forward to checking in on your progress.


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