Working At Some New Things

I have said a couple of times I want to try writing fiction. I have actually started a short story, which will be in two parts. It is so much harder, for me, because it requires character development, plot development, and good descriptions. When I write one of my normal blogs, I am just building on past information. The first thing I realized is that all the information has to be encapsulated in the story. But I am endeavoring, and enjoying the challenge. Stay tuned, it’s coming.

It’s also why I have not posted a lot lately, on top of being busy. I’ve been dedicating my writing time to this story.

I was recently diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. I was pretty sure it was the kind of arthritis I had. My knees lately had bothered me, on top of other joints. I started thinking about our Italy trip and realized I’d need to be able to walk with a lot more comfort than I am currently. So, I made an appointment with my dr and the labs confirmed it. So, I have started a new med, which is supposed to suppress the RA. It’s actually a drug used in some cancer therapies. Although there is no warning label on the bottle, on line descriptions of the warnings include avoiding alcohol. However, I haven’t yet experienced any of the common side effects. I’m hoping I can allow myself a glass of wine at dinner occasionally. I’ve also been in Dan’s pool and hot tub quite a bit, because that’s the best kind of exercise for it.

Anyway, because of this latest health issue, I am really closely tracking my glucose levels, and my nutritional intake, and my exercise. Diabetes alone is a serious health issue, RA is a quality of life issue as well as a health issue. This makes me want to go back to my daily meditation practice, and work at the emotional reasons I developed this disease. I have Dan’s full support to do whatever I need to, and I am so grateful for that. To be encouraged to believe I can fix my health, not to be encouraged to be a victim and just give up. He’s such a good man.

Our generator is supposed to be delivered tomorrow. I am so excited about that. I am going to try to start the water aerobics program at the YMCA this week. And I’m going to try to finish my story.

Love and light everyone.

4 responses to “Working At Some New Things

  1. That’s the WetGirl we know.
    Fight the good fight. Win the war. Winning is for winners and whining is for everyone else.
    Stay Wet my friend. It helps with the lubrication of those joints.
    2020 wishing you slippery knee caps.l

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