There’s a first time for everything

I recently spent about six days dealing with chest pains. The sharp pain would come for even a couple hours at a time, but then leave for even longer. It would leave just long enough for me to forget that I ever had it – then it would hit me all at once. I wasn’t...

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Accept the things you CANNOT change….

Over the last year I have had to deal with quite a number of things that required a major change in my attitude. I’ve had to fight through breathing issues, pain, drug side effects, fear and sadness. I have always looked for the silver linings in all things in order...

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A Month of Remembrances

I have to admit, I never understood why people had extra emotions surrounding the date of something bad that happened. I was so incapable of empathy that I think I mostly felt people were making a bigger deal outwardly than it really was inwardly. I figured they just...

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It’s the chronic part that really sucks.

Last week was pretty miserable. A storm starting brewing, which brought in high pressure and humidity. I have to admitI’d gotten pretty used to how I was feeling and breathing. Then all of a sudden it was as if I was back to square one. Just imagine the tightest...

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It’s a New Day….It’s a New Life

In the weeks leading up to my diagnosis and treatment, my home was a mess. Not my home life. Just, literally, my home. My level of functionality was pretty low. Many days it was all I could do to keep the kids fed and alive. I wanted to do so much more, but when I’d...

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Not finding the sought after answer….total blessing!

Considering I was looking for active myositis (inflammation in the muscle) and/or major cubital tunnel syndrome (bad enough to require surgery), I’m happy to announce that I did not find a single thing I was looking for. Once my ortho mentioned cubital tunnel, I...

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Getting to the Bottom of the Pain

Today I saw my ortho surgeon. It was supposed to be a post-op for my knee, but my knee has been doing great, so I told him I desperately needed to discuss a more pressing issue. I brought his attention to my arm pain which was the same pain that I’d had back in...

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Not Embracing the Tin Man

Well, it has been a while since my last post. I spent much of that time recovering from my knee surgery, visiting with my aunt and mom, making a trip to see my brother and his family, and generally trying to take care of business. My husband has been working much...

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What’s Different About Mine…or Me?

I just want to write a short post about friends and family. (We’ll see if I succeed on that part.) As many of you know, I am part of a Facebook group of people that have my same autoimmune disease. In addition to that, I’ve read quite a few blog posts online, and I...

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