When times are bad, I spend lots of time here leaning on my friends for support. When I'm feeling well, and out in the world, I tend to stay away. But I miss everyone and want to know how you are all doing.
I've hated to hear about
Lynnwood's and Babs problems and wish I could do something to help. Hippi, it seems you're still on the same rollercoaster, busy trying to balance staying well and being a good mom, and I think the sun sometimes ends up being the winner, not my dear friend Hippi. Let me know what's going on in your life.
Okie, I know you've moved in with your brother and hope you're able to get ahead while you're there so you can get out of this blasted state and on to Arizona where I know you'll feel better. They have lots of good doctors out there too.
Barb, I'm glad you got to go to the reunion but hate to hear that you flared while you there. It's a hard price to pay but it's wonderful to see that you're determined to live your life and do the things that are most important to you.
I could go on and on but I hope you guys will write and tell me how you are.
Since I've gone gluten-free, I am a new person. I went back on gluten a month ago in preparation of the celiac blood test. My blood was drawn Friday and I'm waiting to hear the results, but I have to tell you that during that month I slipped back into my old creaky, tired, hurting self again. Since going gluten-free on Friday, I'm starting to feel better. It's a miracle.
We finally found, after a 2 year search, a one story house. We close on Friday and I feel like I'm going home. I've been living in the suburbs for 25 years because of the good public schools, but can't wait to get back to the inner city. Most of my best and oldest friends live within a stone's throw of our new place. So that's good for my soul. My daughter is home so she's committed the next month to helping me with the move.
Part of me feels selfish coming here and sharing my good news, but in reality, this is good news for everyone. I have the best doctors in this city but I took matters in my own hands and kept looking for answers. For me it was a gluten allergy. Hang in there friends. Bill is another example of how we can, if not conquer, then learn to accept our limitations and go forward. I still have pain every day but smile through it because I remember the time when I couldn't get out of bed for months at a time. It's been a long time since I've felt like smiling.
I'll be praying for all of you good friends and look forward to hearing from you.
Happer days are ahead.
Lupus, Sjogren's, osteoarthritis, fibro, renauds, restless leg, hiatal hernia, double vision, migraines, costocondritis.cellcept, neurontin, prednisone, plaquenil, synthroid, triamterene, tramadol, actonel, tri-est, imitrex, cymbalta, lunesta, multivitamin, calcium w vit D, fish oil, aspirin
Post Edited (PattyLatty) : 7/15/2008 8:58:06 AM (GMT-6)