Last Sunday my friend Kate, of Kate the Almost Great, featured me in her blog’s “Spoonie Spotlight.” If you’re not familiar with the term, “Spoonie” refers to someone living with a chronic illness, and it comes from the popular “Spoon Theory” by Christine Miserandino (you can read it here). Kate uses this section of her blog to quite literally shine a spotlight on and raise awareness for those of us living with chronic illnesses.
I’m glad to hear you got a lot of PT in. You make me proud every day. You’re such a badass.
As much as I like to pretend otherwise, I’m a pretty sentimental person and have saved every email that Vin sent me when we first started dating. Like everyone else, we’ve had our ups and downs over the years, and sometimes I reread them during the tougher times. It helps to remind me why I fell in love with this man, and how far we’ve come over the last six years.
When I agreed to go back on Methotrexate back in April, I knew it would never be a long-term solution for me. I wanted to believe it could be successful, but I knew that whatever the degree of success it would always come with a price.
I don’t know how to ask for help. Not in generic terms, but when it comes to my RA it’s something I really struggle with.
I held off on writing this post for a while because I don’t trust the healthcare system not to fail me at every turn. Also, I’ve been battling a head cold (that’s now drained into my lungs/chest) that I just can’t seem to get over. It’s amazing how something that is a minor inconvenience to others can completely knock me out for the better part of a week.