6:30 am. Thor’s alarm goes off. Was I asleep? It is still dark outside and like every other morning, I have nowhere to go, so I roll over, but my mind has already engaged, or rather re-engaged, stuck on the same LP track (a function of this disease) that has been running through my mind all night. 2,035 more words
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Learn how to accept chronic pain in your life with humor and gratitude.
My world has changed considerably since chronic illness. But even though I have had rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and fibromyalgia for nearly eight years, there are still times where I view my body as my enemy and I don’t know if I can be the “me” that I need to be. 156 more words
Today I’m annoyed. Only since about October last year, eighteen months after Anna’s diagnosis, were we finally able to move beyond day-to-day survival; from never being sure from one day to the next whether she would feel well enough for school and her other activities. 732 more words