My old friend, RA, has returned after being away for the entire summer. As usual, RA is uninvited and invading my life especially as I sleep. Mornings are now cooler so I awake to a cooler bedroom and as soon as my feet hit the ground, I know that my RA troll has visited me overnight.
As I struggle to move and get ready in the morning, I take inventory of all the joints that ache and that are stiff. Moreover, my low back pain has returned – this pain is as a result of a car accident from over two years ago. I have also been dealing with a stiff neck since a newer car accident where I was a passenger three weeks ago. I am sure my RA and this newer accident has aggravated some old injuries but I don’t know, I am just trying to make it through every day. I wish my RA would just stay gone.
Other than that, life has been normal crazy. Still writing a book, still maintaining blogs, still advocating, still working and being mom to my boys. I am still doing all of these things despite RA. But RA can suck the life out of you and then some.
Not much of a post today – just updating and complaining some. After all, I am only human. I am worn out from the RA troll visiting at night. I am achy and sometimes, I limp especially if I sit for too long. I hate how the cooling weather makes me feel like I am 77 instead of 37.
Stealing the lyrics from a Jimmy Wayne song and creating my own parody.
I am no longer going out my mind and I am feeling good.
I am not in remission but I am back among the living.
Yes, there were tears you once made me cry
But I can now honestly say, I like it this way.
RA, stay away.
Stay right where you are.
I like it this way.
It is good for my joints
And for my self-esteem.
I haven’t felt like this in God knows how long.
I know everything will be okay as long as you just stay gone, RA.
Please RA- Stay Gone.
Some awful poetry there but I got my point across. I need my RA to stay gone. I am so tired of it testing my patience. RA – I need you to stay gone.