Monday, February 22, 2010

Thoughts on being a patient...

Did you ever think about how ironic it is that we are called "patients"? When all we do is hurry up & wait around for doctors, it seems the perfect name in my opinion!

You see, the thing is - even though life has slowed down a lot for me - I get to appreciate all the moments that slip right by most of the healthy, busy, "normal" people of the world. So I try to appreciate and take note of those moments, because I feel very lucky to have them & even more lucky that I am aware enough now to NOTICE them again :)

Taking pictures in the snow, starting a rock garden full of succulents, buying a bird bath, writing a blog entry, connecting with far away friends and loved ones on FaceBook, making an amazing dinner, time spent with family & pets & friends... that's really something to be grateful for!

Oh and guess what? Even though fourteen months after being diagnosed with optic neuritis I still have it (and it's now classified as chronic optic neuritis) - I now have PERFECT VISION somehow! I bet it's the fish oil & flax & all the good supplements I take. I'd be willing to bet on it! Do you take a bunch of supplements? What do you take?

Also, what are the little things that you have learned to take joy in that take your mind off of the pain?

Stay strong, blessings & love,
ErinInTheSkyWithLupus :)

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