Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Happy V-Day, I've got to give a shout out to my hubs. We as chronic illness people have a heck of a lot to deal with and sometimes we forget about our partners in crime. Believe me, it hasn't been all roses and rainbows over here, but I am blessed beyond words to have such a strong, hardworking and caring husband. He doesn't get enough credit...He has been the one to pick me up off the floor and the one to set me straight when I feel like I am at my wits end. Happy Valentine's Day everyone!!

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Blessed to have a symptom free day

I woke up yesterday like any other Saturday morning.  But for some reason before I got out of bed,  I said out loud "please let this be a good day". I didn't think much about my request after I got up. When I walked downstairs I noticed the intense bright light from outside, we had about 8 inches of  new fallen snow. This is extremely rare in the Pacific Northwest, it was absolutely beautiful. I sat down with my husband and enjoyed a yummy cup of coffee, then went for a walk together in the gorgeous snow. Perfect beginning of the day.
I remember specifically looking at the clock at 1 pm and thinking " I need to get lunch prepared", but then it hit me. "oh my gosh, I feel good today", "I feel like the old Jessica". I didn't want to jinx myself, so I tried not to think about it again.  Then the clock struck 5 pm and I was still feeling fantastic. I can't tell you how amazing it was to feel like myself. I wasn't going to let another single minute go by without completely enjoying my life. When you have this disorder you know that it can be months before you have a symptom free day again. At 9 pm, I sat down with my hubby again with a glass of wine and said to him "I am so blessed to have this day". It was absolutely perfect!! Remember you too can have this symptom free day. BLESSED!

Monday, February 4, 2019

"The wind blew this discomfort in and it may blow it out any moment"

By: Toni Bernhard