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I have two main blogging goals.

One, to write daily because it helps me in several ways – helps to see the changes day-to-day, helps to have a place to vent when things aren’t as good as they could be, helps to celebrate when things start improving, may help me find patterns. Maybe it will also be a place where friends and family can occasionally see what is going on with me, without me having to talk about it all the time. Some days I need to talk about it, some days I’m so tired of focusing on my health I just want to never mention it again. Yet, it doesn’t seem I ever can get away from the RA part. It gets better, it gets worse, and if I’m really focused on something, I can forget it’s there, but as soon as my focus softens I notice the creaks and aches and moans my body is experiencing. I want to believe I can actually heal, but so far it seems the best I can do is coax the RA into hiding.

My second goal is to connect with the RA community, to learn from them, and perhaps give something back. Having a friend or two who are traveling this same road may make the journey easier in some way. So far, it’s been a lonely path, even for a normally introverted, private person like me.

Yesterday’s nausea and dizziness are back this morning, with a vengeance, along with a diabolical new friend, dry heaves. So I say goodbye for now to my Sunday fall gardening plans. The baby plants will have to wait. Perhaps I’ll feel better later.

Times like this are when I think it might help to be part of the RA community. Maybe someone else has experienced this. Maybe it, too, is a part of RA.

Joint Report

Things seem about the same this morning. The hurricane is past, my joints are all at a 1 or 2, a few aches, a little stiffness, some swelling. Still not back to my baseline of a couple of weeks ago, but getting closer. Still not as active as I was two weeks ago, but hopeful I can get there soon.

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Written by wovensongs

August 28, 2011 at 8:21 am

Posted in Garden

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