That happens from time to time. I sit here and get all maudlin and want to write something. Here goes.
Today, the 4th of July, I thankful for
* My freedoms: for which many people gave up their lives to provide for me
* My country. Even though it's going down hill I would live nowhere else.
* My faith. One of the freedoms mentioned above.
* My health. It might be sucky from time to time. But it's truly the one thing that's mine.
* My family. Whom I love and respect with my very being. They are my reason for fighting whatever is thrown my way.
* My friends. Where would I be without each of you? Don't have many physical friends. They all pretty much left me with the lymphoma dxs. That's okay. Maybe it was me who left them. I don't know. I just know, my friends now have seen me in my very worse days. Days when I thought I was really and truly dying. Days when my family didn't want anything to do with me because they thought I wanted too much from them. Again, maybe I did want too much. I knew I could come on-line and find a friend and knew they would write caring, funny, down to earth words. Mostly, I knew they wouldn't walk out on me.
That's sort of like a blonde joke thing isn't it? LOL!
I don't know about you all, but I am drained, joints are swollen, eyes are puffy and bloodshot and there's a migraine trying to make itself known. No, I didn't drink anything. Still no sleep. So, in my "doctor" mind, it must be a flare. But which? I think the very swollen joints are giving it away. But, don't know.
So, what's the game plan for ya'll's big holiday weekend? If I had a lot of money, I'd go shopping. The sales are unbelievable. That's not happening. It's supposed to rain all weekend. Might cook some ribs in the oven and call it a meal. Might. Have the kids come over. Maybe.
Yesterday, Johnny and I were playing this sword game on Wii, it was my turn to knock my opponent off the platform. This dude was not giving me a break. I mean, I was having to really get after swinging my make believe sword. Up and down, back and forth. I kept telling Johnny to stay out of the way or he'd get hit. Sure enough. Just as I was swinging down, I hit him on the head with the controller, hard. Of course, I stopped. The little dude won that that round and knocked me off the platform. Johnny was standing there with a shocked look on his face, sort of like, "I can't believe you actually hit me, Nana." So, naturally, that ended that game. He went right over to the Wii, took out the game and turned it off. LOL!! End of game...We watched G Force. That hamster movie. Oh well. Wonder what we'll do today?
Have a good day. I hope everyone is doing good and isnot in a lot of discomfort.
I bet those fireworks shooting over the ocean is beautiful. Maybe one of these days or years we'll be able to see something amazing like that.
We were going to have a cookout but now I don't know. We're getting rain from Tropical Storm Alex and it's supposed to rain all weekend. All weathermen said to go ahead with plans but take rain gear, umbrellas and try to be at a location we could run in to if it started raining heavily. So, for sure, I'm not getting on that bike. LOL!
I hope you have a wonderful weekend, as well. Take care of yourself.
How is everyone today? What's your game plan? I have Johnny today and he wants to do everything. But, this tired old woman isn't going to do everything.
Today is my Mom's birthday and we're going to see her. Take her some cake and cookies. He wants to go to the zoo, swimming, Discovery Center, see his cousin Kyler, but most of this stuff costs and Nana's money tree dried up and blew away in that last wind storm we had LOL!!
We might go outside and do poopie patrol. )
So I hope you all are having a good day. If you go to Facebook, I've posted some new pics of the kiddos. Check them out.
I was sort of under the weather this week, but not so ill I couldn't go to Facebook, post and play Farkle and Family Feud. So, today, I came here first. Once I start on those games, I'm stuck.
It's been nice here this week. Highs in the mid 80's with humidity in the 60's. All sticky and nasty. YUK!
My apricots are getting ripe. Each day, I'm out there picking and eating that fruit so those darned birds don't get them. Getting sort of tired of them. But, I grew them and am thinking about making preserves. Thinking...
You take care and I hope you're having a good week.
I'm happy your faith has helped you through your tough times. Where would we be without it? Right? But, I've learned to keep my beliefs to myself. No hard feelings. Once, a long time ago, several of us got into a very heated arguement on the fm/cfs board about religion and we all got told off by a very irate person because none of us agreed with her or each other. We were all deleted and sent nice letters from WebMD about conduct.
Since my last lymphoma relapse, my outlook on life has changed. A lot. Things that used to bother me, don't. It doesn't matter any more. My priorities are lined up, right this time and I hope nothing will sway them.
I find that I still get in that "how can that be" mood and question things that really aren't my business. But anyway, my faith is my own. I do Bible study each and every week and my poor old Bible is worn and marked up so badly, but I do believe.
Thank you and I hope you have a great day and many more.
I've been reading posts from other exchanges and other members are writing that they've been in crippling pain for 10+ years. Most of the years have been spent, on the pain scale of 1-10, at 10. Some say over 10. How can that be? Can someone explain to me how someone can be in a multi-year flare at a high pain level like that and still be able to sit and type many posts?
It makes me feel that I'm misdiagnosed. And I feel like I've no right to say anything as they might be offended because I don't have pain that goes on and on and on. Oh don't get me wrong. My pain level stays at a steady 4-6, constant. When I'm in a flare it's up to a 7 or 8. The only time I felt it was at a 10 was right after my knee surgery. Not even cancer pain was that painful.
I don't know. Just wondering how and not understanding.