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Rheumatoid arthritis progression attitude

RA Just sayinRheumatoid arthritis sticks to me like glue.  Severe.  Persistent. Progressing.    OMG!    I have a tough one.  But then, so do many, many others.  I am alive.  I am grateful.

Life is good.  Every minute of life is a gift.  Believe it or not, the biggest joys in our life happen in our everyday life.  Stop and think about it.  What are the five best moments you have had this week?

Remember, this week your life is ticking by.  Life is now and a daily experience. Love it.

Life has changed dramatically for me.  My pace is about 20% of what it was.    Am I sad.    Not.     Probably  because I am spending  my time  managing my day.  I’m living today.

A lot of the maneuvering is  about energy and pain control.  So life is about balance.  A little of this and a little of that.  Breaking time into chunks. Working on re-potting plants. Then reading a good book or writing articles for a while.  Lucky for me I can do many of the things I love.

When I have lunch with a friend, I always have a great time.  I keep my adventures out of the house to a few hours to avoid severe fatigue.  It helps to set limits.

I love getting letters from friends, especially my granddaughter. I love a good cup of coffee first thing in the morning. I love to journal. I love to see the lovely blend of colors in my weekly flower bouquet. I am thrilled when Baldacci or Preston and Child come out with a new mystery. I love online jigsaw puzzles.  I love movie night with my son.  I love the New Mexico air.  Lots to keep me happy.

I could be mad, depressed and discouraged.  I am not.  Life is too short.  I am human. That means I am  resilient,  creative and joyful.  Just what I’m talkin about!




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