Thursday, September 01, 2011
This will be brief, as it honestly hurts to sit. As many of you know, I was diagnosed with Reactive Arthritis a few years ago after getting salmonella poisoning. It was terrible the first year, but this year it's been relatively dormant. Two days ago I had the tell-tale sign that a flare-up was coming, but I ignored it, hoping it was my imagination. Well, it wasn't, and I woke up this morning almost unable to get out of bed.
Normally this would send me into a rage, as I HATE being limited in ANY way, and like to be very busy. But I honestly am looking at the silver lining this time. No rage, no resentment -- just rest. Rest is not something I tolerate very easily, but it's becoming more evident as I get older that I need to learn balance. I'm too busy too much of the time, and my body seems to be teaching me, against my will, to slow down and rest more often.
So I am. I have piles on my plate this week, but there is literally nothing I can do comfortably but lie in bed, read a bit and take aleve. So that's what I'm doing. I'll be back on with an update in a few days when the pain retreats. It usually only comes for 3-4 days, and on only two of those days do I find myself completely incapacitated.
As for Anya, we have still tried Skype every day and night with no luck. But we are all holding her up in prayer and still holding out hope that this tragedy mght be her ticket home, if even for awhile.
So many of you have offered help...thank you! To Beth -- I'd love to see you Sunday. See, I'm learning how to accept help! Still feels yucky, but I'm doing it!
Hope everyone has a great weekend.
And a HUGE thanks to the dozen of you readers who sent Anya a letter via my address! They are already on their way to Siberia!
Posted by Keri at 1:30 PM