So I request the arthritis friendly covers for my prescription bottles. Sometimes I get them, sometimes I don;t. So I’ve made it a point to keep a few extras around the house in various bottle sizes just in case the pharmacy forgets.
What should you do if you’re not happy with your rheumatologist?
Well, there are a few things you can do. First off, I would talk to them. Sometimes it can be hard to find a new doctor, so it might be a good idea to try and resolve your issues with your current doctor. Explain the problems that you’re having and why you’re not happy. Remember that they work for you. It is their job to help you in the best way that they can. But they are human too, and may not realize how they may be making you unhappy. So give them the opportunity to be a better doctor for you and tell them what is bothering you.
Have you ever felt like the universe is trying to tell you something?
Have you ever heard the same message again and again and then finally, one day you actually listen?
There were many messages over the years that the universe was sending to me that I just didn’t hear. Maybe I was too busy to listen. Maybe I was just trying to get through the day. I don’t know why the other messages didn’t get through and this one did, but I will forever be grateful that I sat down and watched Under Our Skin.
So LivingRheum.com has a new look.
Ten years of uncontrolled inflammation has done its damage and my hands no longer work the way that they should. I find that sometimes it’s the simple things that I can’t do that can be the most frustrating.
For me opening a zippered plastic bag is almost impossible. I usually just get frustrated and grab some scissors and cut the thing open and then use one of those slide bags to store the contents in the future.
I had to share this quote, because it really speaks to me.
“There is no medicine like hope”
Doesn’t that say so much?
According to Oxford’s Dictionary, hope is defined as “grounds for believing that something good may happen” and “a feeling of trust”. I think that in order to survive any chronic illness you need to have hope. A need to believe and trust that the current situation is just temporary.
I am a realist, I have read all the statistics and studies. I am aware of the scientific opinions. I know what I am dealing with.
But that does not stop me from having hope.
Hope is important.
Without it, what is left?
Hope sustains me. And so, when energy for me is a valuable commodity, I do not waste it. I choose to focus my energy on hope, and what will make getting through the day easier.
I believe that what you put out into the universe to get back. So I put out the belief that there is a cure out there, that another will never know the suffering that I have, that there is a scientist out there with answers to my disease that make sense. And that tomorrow, if even in a small way, is a bit better than today.