Wednesday, April 15, 2015

You Know You're Feeling Better When......

1.You forget to take your Humira shot.
A few months ago I was counting down the days until the next shot. In the beginning I could barely wait two weeks.

2. You continually forget your strict vitamin/herbal routine.
I've been eating like crap, and forgetting, and eventually, mark my words I will start to feel like crap.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

What a Difference a Year Makes

Spring- New Start. New Life.
I used that title because this time last year I was in bed trying to get a little bit of energy to go to dinner. I remember being quite miserable too. The typical methotrexate crash. Considering I'm a Worship leader and Church musician this is one busy weekend for me. I was flaring all the time. Wasn't sure if I was going to be able to play or not, just had to take the step of faith.

This Easter is so much different. Reason I titled this post "What a Difference A Year Makes." It is really true. This Easter I not only have been awake all day. I am also not in pain all the time (very minimal) and off of methotrexate. Do I think it will be the end, no, but, it's good for now.

So as you think of Easter, New Life, or spring as a new beginning, remember that pain just may not be forever! I'm not sure how other Autoimmunes work but I know it sometimes takes trial and error to get the right combination. It's frustrating but hang in there!

Happy Easter!