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.