Don’t fear, because I am with you; don’t be afraid, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, I will surely help you; I will hold you with my righteous strong hand. ~ Isaiah 41:10 (CEB)
I’ve finally done it! I have reached the milestone of 20 medications, vitamins, supplements, etc… That I need as a result of my RA. Yuck!
This is not a milestone I am proud of, but rather, one that saddens me.
A couple meds are for the RA directly; a few are for pain. But, the majority of things I take/use on a regular basis are necessary because of the side-effects caused by a few medications. Then, the meds I take to control the side effects of cause their own set of side effects, causing more meds to be taken for the latter set of side-effects. It just feels as if it is never-ending. 🙁
Ok. Enough complaining for me for now…
With all those meds, it is tough to remember what I took, when I took it, and if I took it correctly. So… I came up with an idea… [Read more…]
I remember in high school, the gym teacher said if you get behind on sleep, it is impossible to get caught up by sleeping extra another day. In one sense he was right, but in another he wasn’t…
My mom needed me, so I flew from SC to NJ. But….. Thursday was a busy day & I didn’t get a nap. Not getting the appropriate amount of rest can aggravate my amount of pain. [Read more…]
RA sufferers, as well as others with systemic, chronic pain and immune system disorders often suffer silently. They don’t really look sick, although inside, their joints may feel like they are on fire. They appear to be normal for their ages, but cannot do everything they used to.
Instead of compassion for the exhaustion however, many are called lazy.