Monday, April 2, 2012

Early Garden Walk And Sjogren's

Everything in the garden is a month ahead.
Pleased with my herbs.
Cilantro, Chives, Dill, Rosemary, Sage,
Basil are all doing well.
First rose bloomed and
purple phlox I transferred from
the woods looks as though it has always been in that spot.
Peonies and Iris full of big healthy buds.
So much bright color.
An image on an old log looks like a heart sculpture.
Field in front of cottage has been plowed and soon
corn will be emerging.


I have been battling the worst of  Sjogren's for a week.   Thankful I was diagnosed at the age of 70.   Many have never
heard of it and many think it is just dry eyes and nose.   This is only a small part of this syndrome.
For one week have felt like I have the flu, severe aching and fatigue.
I usually take a low dosage of prednesone for a short period about 3 times a year.   It may change...
Have an appointment Thursday with specialist and oh how I do not want to drive to the big city.
Was hoping this would just go away with the healthy lifestyle that I live at this time.
Maybe it still will as I believe in miracles.

Julia at Reasonably Well has this condition. I have added her to my blog list. If anyone is interested in reading about Sjogren's she has a lot of information about this medical condition.

Reading much of this was help to me as I realized that all I am experiencing is normal.

11 comments:

mermaid said...

I send love, kindness, and understanding to your body and lots of healing energy. Are you sure this same body planted that beautifully rich garden?

the wild magnolia said...

prayers and prayers are being said for you.

i am so sorry you have to deal with this.

the garden is bliss....you do good work One Woman.

feel better dear heart and take care of you.

((hugs))

lil red hen said...

So sorry you aren't feeling good! This is a new illness to me. Hope you can get some helpful relief.

Your garden looks like it's well on its way.

Sky said...

i know a lot about how you feel. eyes and mouth both drive me crazy. hope the specialist will come up with something that will be more helpful. if so, please share so i can ask my doc about it! thinking about you and sending good wishes and love.

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Dear Kaveri, yes this same body did it. Will continue to do it.
Love you...
Sandy and Charlotte, thank you for visiting.
Sky, wish that was all I had - the dry eyes and mouth - that I can help with over the counter items With the high inflammation level in my body it seems prednesone is all that helps.
Was hoping natural products and diet would control it - seems not at this time - maybe eventually - see I do not think like most people.

Balisha said...

Healing thoughts are with you today. Best of luck on Thursday. Take care while traveling to the big city.
Hugs...Balisha

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Balisha, thank you...

Julia said...

I'll be thinking of you as you make your journey on Thursday. I love Mermaid's comment: Are you sure this same body planted that beautifully rich garden?

So glad that you can find comfort in your garden.

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Julia, thank you.
I am so thankful that I found you.
Think "my Jamie" directed you to me.
She writes htt://blondemomblog.com/

Deborah Carr said...

Your garden looks like mine does in June! I love herbs, especially Cilantro and basil. I've never heard of Sjogren's. I do wish you improved health.

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Deborah, thank you so much for visiting. I love growing herbs and using them in my cooking :)