Man, this feels good

09Aug09

For the first time in a long time, I’ve acomplished everything I had put on my list to do today. Working out, cleaning, cleaning some more, laundry, and good old fashioned me time. Often, when I get to the second cleaning item on my list, I am just tired out. It is possible that all this rest has helped me recharge or the exercise is finally helping me with my energy. Either way, it feels great.

It is interesting how just being able to do things on my own and not feel like I’ve completely spent all my energy is an achievement these days. I’m hoping that the more I take care of myself the less impressive this will seem.  But, when you’ve experienced losing things you take for granted, you learn to appreciate every little success. If you don’t, what else do you have?

The Arthritis Walk is fast approaching. One of my friends who is walking with us is going to bring her kids. I think it is great that they will be there to participate. I’ve always wanted to do this, but at the same time I feel a bit embarrassed. It feels strange asking people to be involved in this for me and putting my disease in the spotlight. I usually do my best to hide it. But the more I think about it, the more I think that this is exactly what I need to do. I need to stop hiding and put it out there, even to strangers, and remember that it is okay for people to do things for me. I don’t always have to the be the one doing for everyone else. I think when the day comes I will have some mixed feelings, but ultimately, I’m glad that I’m doing this.

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