Friday, January 4, 2013

New Year New Hopes

Each time I start a new post. A hundred different ideas go through my head, as I type I usually end up in a totally different direction than I had originally started.
I'm still getting used to putting all of my thoughts down on "paper" for others to read.
Part of me feels self indulgent and another part of me feels self conscious.
That's where the anxious part of me comes into play.

As my husband and I were laying in bed celebrating the new year since I was too sick to do much else. Refer to my previous post if you haven't already. FYI I am on day nine of chicken broth, but I have graduated to a grilled cheese sandwich as well!

Anyway, back to my lost train of thought again! I was thinking about things I would like to do, places I want to go, and things I hope are different in the year ahead.

My starting this blog it is the beginning of one of the things that I would like to continue to accomplish. I hope to keep it up and write something on most days. It may not be publisher worthy but that's not my goal. I don't even go back and reread what I write. Once it's here that's all she wrote! Pun not intended.

I also joined the Rheumatoid Patient Foundation at the end of the year. I will be writing some more about that on a later post, for now here is the link to the website. I hope more of you will join them as well.

I'm hoping to be able to get out a lot more this year. I hope to be able to meet more people whether it be more of you online or more people off-line as well.

I would really like to be able to participate in the arthritis walk this year. I have been trying to participate in the walk here, for many years. I was unable to due to the pain in my knees . Then I had knee replacement  surgery so it has had to put off for a number of years again. Last year I had surgery again to repair the nerve due to the damage caused by the knee surgery.  I'm hoping that this upcoming year will finally be the time. 

I would also like to be able to take another trip to Duluth. It is one of my favorite places to go.
To go climb around the waterfalls gives me a peaceful feeling. 

I would also like to be a louder voice in advocating for my own health. I hope that in doing so that it could help one of you as well.

I would love to be able to run around and keep up with my grandkids, play ball and do all of the things they love to do in the summertime and not get so tired.

I also hope that the relationship with my new Rheumatologist continues to be a good one, and that this new treatment program, continues to be helpful and that I start to improve on it.

I would like to be able to take another trip back to the ocean, back to where my family is. It is another of my favorite places to go. it has been difficult to travel that far due to all of my surgeries as well. To stand at the ocean and feel that fresh air feels like freedom and calm.

I would also like to reconnect with people that I haven't seen or spoken to in a long time.

I would like to be able to go out and do a lot more fun things with my husband as well. We watch a lot of movies at home and enjoy time together but I'd love to go to more events this year.

I would like to not have so much anxiety about so many things. I was never this anxious until I got this sick. I'm not sure why that is.

This one isn't quite as serious as all the rest, I'm playing around with this page trying to figure out how to create a page, and link pages and just basically have fun while sharing my thoughts. I hope by the end of the year this page looks like an actual site.

Lastly, I hope this next year is just a whole lot more fun, a lot less pain a lot less stress. That applies to each one of you out there as well. Hopefully if all of us work together eventually somebody will hear us and recognize us. One day maybe there will be a cure, it might not be in our lifetime, I hope in our children or grandchildren's lifetime. So they don't have to deal with the ignorance and the stereotypes that we endure and will continue to live with until RA or RD is recognized for the debilitating disease that it is.


  1. Love your goals for 2013! I'm just starting my first blog and know what you mean about getting accustomed to setting it up and arranging it. Yours looks great :) I will pray daily for your well-being. Spoonie love!

    1. Thanks Larrah, for your kind words. I will definitely check out your blog.
      I'm so glad you left a comment.
      I hope your pain stays low and your spirits stay high.
      Spoonie love and prayers right back at you.


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