I took the day off of writing yesterday. Busy day running errands. Dropping off birth certificates and death certificates. Researching medicines. Trying to get a little work done. Today has been slower paced. I have to balance my days like that. I often believe I can do it all, when the reality is that I can’t and no one can. I hated that I didn’t blog yesterday so much that I dreamed about it last night. Someone was scolding me for skipping a day. So weird.
As I’ve shared before I have had some health problems in the last year. I have not felt well in over a year, but once I wasn’t pregnant and I still didn’t feel any better, I knew something was wrong. Several doctors told me it was just stress. But I knew something was wrong. I missed my people at the OB’s office. I wanted them to see me, but they said no. Apparently you have to be pregnant. So the doctors I saw wrote me off as a young woman stress case. But then I started going to a new doctor. An amazing doctor and friend of ours from our Bible study. And right away he gave me an autoimmune diagnosis. I am so thankful for him and his wife. They are wise, kind, and so supportive. God was definitely taking care of us by putting them in our lives.
Then nearly a month ago I saw a rheumatologist for the first time. And she is fantastic. She really listens to me, cares about me, and takes my symptoms seriously. She got me started on some treatment right away until we hit a big bump in the road when some lab work came back. My treatment for my autoimmune diseases is on hold while I start antibiotic therapy for a bacteria I apparently have. I’m not contagious or anything but have a very long road ahead of medication and treatment. It will be fine, but truth is I am bummed and know that any long course antibiotic therapy has consequences. And it will set my autoimmune treatment back by 2-3 months, so that’s also disappointing. And we all know that anytime someone says “it will be fine” they are saying it because they really don’t feel fine about it, right?
But I just keep reminding myself that I am generally healthy and there are so many people fighting something threatening their life every day. I am thankful for the days I have and that I am able to live life each day and take care of my people fairly well, even if it isn’t as much as I used to be able to do.
In news outside of my own health — I’ve been working on some exciting stuff lately. And I’m very excited to share it soon! Cannot wait. In other news, we got a new computer last weekend, and it is awesome. Finally went with the MacBook and I am obsessed with it. My old computer was an almost 5 year old netbook that we didn’t expect to last a year, much less 5. So it served us well, but it got to the point where it took me 2 hours to get a simple blog post with 2 pictures done and I couldn’t do any documents, web pages, downloads, or printing. So I’m living in luxury now. And I can no longer use the excuse that my computer stinks.
JT is rocking life. He is so much fun these days. He’s always been my little buddy, but now he really is. He is a little conversationalist. And these days he isn’t just repeating what we say, but he’s also coming up with his own things to say, which is both awesome and hilarious. He says the sweetest things from his sweet little heart, like “God made me happy, Mommy.” And he says the funniest things too like “Don’t pee on your bed, Daddy.” He also appears to be a little bossy. I would say I don’t know where that comes from, but who am I kidding? I think we all know he’s like me in that. He is seriously the sweetest kid and is really enjoying being around friends, the kids in his class at parents’ day out, family, acquaintances — he’s a people person. He’s also really into dance parties.
To wrap up this random post, here are some random pictures from the past few weeks.
February 23rd was my grandparents’ anniversary. They would have been married 63 years. It is amazing to have such an example in our lives of long lasting marriages. My Grandfather and Granny were married for 62 years and 8 months. So on their anniversary, Grandfather took a beautiful bouquet of fresh flowers to the cemetery.
I hope you have a great weekend!