Yet another great article from one of my favorite resources about dealing with chronic pain, The Mighty.com. Trying to work and dealing with chronic illness is a HUGE struggle I face as do so many others. Many people wonder how to cope and what are their options. I found this article really helpful and I really relate, again, to all the words as if I wrote it myself.
I had a follow up appointment with my regular doctor on Thursday and I found myself saying these words, “I just have to accept it and ride the wave.” I was referring to my at times overwhelming health issues.
I recently met with several doctors trying to dig for answers. I have had migraines all my life but I just felt like something else had to be going on. I have way more bad days than I do good and I was at the point where I just felt at the end of my rope. I know anyone with chronic illness has felt the same way at one time or another.
In my recent setback of having to go to the ER for my second ER setback in a matter of a few weeks I was feeling really upset and down. Then as I sat in the ER chairs and waited my turn I started watching this drama unfold in front of me. Two men came in who looked like they were painters based on the paint stained clothes they had just come from a job site of some kind. I hear them come out to the lobby and talk to the doctor. He informs them that because they aren’t family there is nothing further they can do and suggested that they go contact or pick up the family.
Sorry this post took so long. We’ve been so busy recovering from vacation since we got back. You know how it goes. While in LA we got to do lots of fun studio tours. I am a huge Gilmore Girls fan so I was so excited when we got to view some of the sets from Gilmore Girls and walk through the Gilmore Girls House. Here are some photos I took with comparisons to stills from the show. Enjoy.
I am so excited this year to be participating in Camp NanoWrimo. I love writing and recently I have enjoyed writing short stories again and playing around with some story ideas that I have had. April 1 marked the first date of Camp NanoWrimo. What is nice about camp is you have a cabin of friends that encourage you along the way and help you try to make it to your goal. My goal is 20,000 words in the next 30 days.
You know how you sometimes go to do a small task but it turns into a big task. Well today as I was loading and unloading the dishwasher the dishes I was putting away all fell out of the cabinet and onto a candle I had sitting nearby. Glass went everywhere. I ended up with some small scratches on my arms and feet but thank goodness I didn’t get cut worse. Glass was everywhere though. It took me forever to sweep it all up. I had to sweep inside the dishwasher, under the microwave, all over the counter tops and of course the kitchen floor. I can’t believe that little candle broke into so many pieces.