Hi and Happy Sunday everyone! I thought I should pass along a bit of an update as to my current medical and life conditions and situations. Ready????
No one panic
as I'm feeling pretty
about where things are at.
First, you may have seen me around on the boards a bit more, as I no longer work at the law office, so I have more time to interact with all my friends here and those in my community! God works in mysterious ways and He worked super well for me--as He always has! And, I thank Him for it each and every day! 31+ years of allowing others to break down my health and my attitude on life -- it stopped toward the end of August. The tension that I allowed others to pass on to me and which was causing so many negative health issues each day--gone! I still wonder how some people KNOW that they are causing more stress and passing along added tension to others, can feel good about themselves deep down inside. But, that's another soapbox I better not get on -- as I think you know how I feel about how people treat people sometimes. No more negative and hurtful people in my days that somehow are able to put the $ before a person. It's so sad and I hope those that know that they caused added health issues and situations which only aggravated or spun my body into the flare mode, are able to look back and realize what they've done. NOT in a negative way -- but one that they can learn from and not do again to others. You can't change people, but, hopefully, they can learn something from their behavior and actions and change them in the forward direction, instead of, more or less, harming others more. Let's pray they do as I hold nothing against anyone and I do pray that they are able to look back and realize that we're all on this earth together and to care for one another and not treat each other with disrespect or disregard. Okay, 'nuf on the soapbox -- I'm coming down now.
I'm just grateful that there are great people out there that do care and are there to support each other -- through the good times and bad. And, which I'm now starting to enjoy doing again! I used to volunteer for so many charities and causes, but work somehow took my "spark" away and I needed to slow down or even discontinue doing what I loved the most! Helping others!!! But, I'm back at it and I LOVE IT!!!!! I recently began volunteering at our local food pantry and the feeling that I'm having again is
Just to see the
and even get a few wonderful
from other people who are so appreciative, makes a few of those past 31+ years fade to the background. Not the experience and knowledge that I've received in the legal field which I'm thankful for, but the feeling of making a difference in someone's life and in the totally positive way. No $ involved! They always say, money doesn't bring you happiness, and I'm totally agreeing more and more each day. Yes, I miss the salary, but the smiles that I've seen over the past weeks, have been a super wonderful reminder of how I want to live my life.
Now, onto the subject of life and the "fatal zone!" Since I have left the office, I physically have been feeling alot better. I still have flares as a result of the Lupus, but the TIA's (mini-strokes) have lessened to hardly any! And, what a fantastic feeling! I haven't been to the emergency room since leaving the office--where I had been going almost once a week in August. The achy joints, etc., are still here at times, but not in comparison to how they felt before. No, I haven't been cured of anything in specific, but just by not being in a negative environment where my body and mind, in the past year or so especially, were always in the "tense" mode due to others words, accusations and negative actions, has made all the difference in the world! I think my body is now more relaxed and my health issues are slowly easing their way back down to a much more manageable condition. So far - so good and let's hope they stay that way!
But, we're still not through with the medical specialists! I'll be seeing a urologist this coming week for the blood in the urine issue and rule out a few possibilities of what's going on and/or follow through with the next set of tests to determine what the cause is or could have been. I'm taking my meds to thin my blood due to a clotting issue, and have been watching more so what I eat so as not to cause more inflammation to my joints or harm to my major organs which the drs. told me before was happening.
So, sorry drs., I'm not fatal! I'm living -- maybe not with as much $ in my pocket (LOL), but with a whole lot more of those
in my heart and mind.
coming everyone! And, mainly, take a look at your life and make or accept the changes or choices that you need to in order to keep that smile in your mind and heart as well! And, remember, smiles don't cost a cent -- you only get a good return when you pass one along to another!