Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Invisible Illness Awareness Week

It's Invisible Illness Awareness Week!

I suffer from a host of illnesses that can be classified as "invisible" - i.e. when you look at me, you can't tell I'm sick.

The biggest of these is rheumatoid arthritis. In fact, as I type this, I'm so exhausted I want to nap and my feet and hands are aching really bad. I don't know if the recent medical stuff or the change in weather (we're in the 80s today - supposed to be in the 60s tomorrow) is causing me to feel so rotten or what. BUT! I'm still smiling. I'm working from home, it's raining and cloudy outside, my kitties are close by, and I've got my chocolate.

And because I'm smiling, here's a cartoon of what I look like most mornings...except I have to get out of bed and keep going. That's what life is all about - we gotta keep going!


  1. I had a chuckle at this, as it looks just like my son. He has chronic fatigue and mornings are hard. But, like you said I encourage him to keep going. Most days it works.
    Glad to hear you are smiling, despite everything that's going on in your world. :)

    1. Oh, J.T., I'm so sorry your son has to deal with that. I know it's an illness that isn't understood very well. Good for him for deciding to keep going! :)

      And I have to keep on smiling. Life is too short to moan all the time (though I do indeed moan a good deal! LOL).

  2. Staying positive and keep smiling, are a great medicine. Chocolate is pretty good too. Take care.

    1. Hi Suzanne, thanks for stopping by! There are definitely days where I don't smile a whole lot, but thankfully, they are few. :)


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