On facebook today I mentioned passing on our knowledge. I was a young newly diagnosed RA’r just a few years ago. I was terrified angry and dealing with a lot of things at that time. Now I am thankful that I have found friends who understand and people (groups) who are there for me too. Granted we are all unique, we react uniquely to our illnesses, we react differently to medication/tx and we HAVE to respect that about each other. I can do this thing and react this way…the next person may not ..and the third might only a little bit. That said here are two AWESOME sites in case you are looking like I was:
http://squeakyj.com/ – amazing group!
http://www.butyoudontlooksick.com/ – love this site!
Do you ever stop and think about all our connections? I grew up in a country that was definitely behind the US “times.” For the longest time my little village did not have internet/telephone and certainly did not have the cool the little things I see kids playing with today. That aside though, I sometimes do not realize how cool it is that now if we wanted to talk to someone around the world we totally can do that! We are connected to many new and cool places! That also means we can connect one on one to people who are miles away from us!
I know that even though I am living in a unique circumstance, I am thankful that I can connect to people from around the world! I never though much about that until recently. I was talking to someone yesterday and I was like..thank goodness I was born to enjoy the gadgets of the 21st century! I’m thankful for my connections (my blog, twitter, facebook, etc.). I still remember the days of xanga and myspace ;P…seems like forever ago although I know it was not. I am thankful for the connections that all my gadgets have brought…it certainly makes life feel less lonely! 🙂
I got my first voter registration card in the mail yesterday! I feel like such an adult! 🙂 excited that not only will Election Day be my 3rd year wedding anniversary BUT also it will be my first time to vote.
To avoid the long lines and hopefully the pain and stress of standing in line….I’m shooting to early vote this weekend! Yay!
While our official anniversary isn’t until Election Day, we exchange gifts this weekend. Yes we are weird! I’m a fan of presents all year not just on a certain day! Anyways here was my/our present 🙂
After a long day, our errands ended with our bring home a new toy! I love technology toys (yes technology makes me happy)! We are coming up to three years of being married…wow cannot believe that! We had only been married months when we got my RA/Lupus and Fibro dx. That kinda put a huge dent in our life but we have fought through. It really took our wedding vows to a new level. Honestly I would have been great taking care of my husband at 80, but what about my husband taking care of me at 23?
Treasure your time, treasure the good days and those people who truly are there for you!
Don’t give up, even when people seem cruel! Fight back and become someone despite your pain and hurt!
Day of rest! Today, I guess my body just needed some rest! A meeting I was supposed to go to was cancelled. So I was able to do small things today, including some much needed maintenance!
Hands are swollen today 😦 hoping that goes away soon!