Books by the old Leather Chair

  • Snow In The Summer
  • My Bible
  • The Power of Silence
  • What Comes Next and to Like It
  • Encore Provence
  • A Year in Provence

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Life Today and Life With Sjogrens

First, this morning
56 degrees, sun was shining, nice breeze,  screen door and some windows open.
Delightful
and thoughts of Fall.

Yesterday
busy with doctor visit, grocery,  drugstore stop and finally home.

The doctor is a surgeon
who did colon test 2 years ago and found nothing
but severe inflammation.
I like consultations with him.
He is so kind and compassionate.

Once again I was advised to stay on a low dose of Prednisone
to see if this helps terrible flareups that occur when I am totally off of this medication.
Was told a very low dose daily will not harm me.
So this time
I will obey....

I do not like taking medication
as up until a few years ago - I never did take anything.
My continual thoughts have been
of my healthy lifestyle managing this problem
is not working.
So again - this time I will obey...

I do not like sharing health issues
and have thoughts of not writing but occasionally
about other subjects.

But then since it is a part of my life at this time
and I am very open will continue to share and
maybe it will help someone as they age.

Sjogrens also causes extreme fatigue at times, aching from arthritis,
balance issues and continual dry eyes and mouth.
It is an inflammatory disease and I have done much research
on it and several write blogs about this condition.

There are days that none of my symptoms surface, it is truly a gift
and I feel like standing in the middle of woods or field
with continual thankfulness and praise to God.
Guess I do this :) and I think a miracle has occurred and my
condition has gone away.
Then the visits start occurring and
I do not like it and fight it with all my strengh.
Even try to ignore it.

I was told yesterday once again
just accept.
Do not push yourself so hard, continue to eat healthy,
rest more and stop the busy lifestyle you
have always had in the past and a little help with chores that are difficult
at this time.

Everything that I am told to do
is not me or rather was not me
and guess it is me at this time.

So One Woman accept where you are at this time of life
and take one day at a time and be thankful for all that is not.

Enough shared.

The sun is shining, a breeze is  blowing,
a helper with grass cutting just propped up my Sunflowers.

So I will smile and rejoice
this beautiful day....

8 comments:

Cape Cod Kitty said...

I do hope the low dose of prednisone will help to keep you on a more even keel. It does seem so often these days that we must surrender to to wisdom of our physicians. I really applaud you for the great and healthy lifestyle you have, and wish you many days of your hands to the sky giving thanks.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Giving thanks is part of our being strengthened even in our weakness.

You are in my thoughts and prayers. I hope the low dosage helps you.

Your temperatures sound wonderful to me. I am really ready for fall weather.

Love and hugs to you ~ FlowerLady

Tabor said...

Age gently in place. We all must go there and your actions and reactions give us light.

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

Marcia, Lorraine and Tabor, :)
I MIGHT ADD
THAT ALL THE BLOGS I READ ABOUT SOME SUFFERING FROM THIS CONDITION ARE FROM YOUNG WOMEN
THANKFUL THIS DID NOT COME UPON ME UNTIL IN MY 70'S. THAT IS A PLUS..

lil red hen said...

Thinking of you daily ...

Beverly said...

So glad you are going to take this med to help you stay ahead of this! you seem to trust this doctor, so let him keep you feeling well so you can enjoy this time in the woods you love. I am loving our weather these last two days!!!!

Sharon said...

Ernestine, you are wise to follow the doctor's advice and deal with health issues as they arise. I am learning from your example ~

Laura said...

I understand so well dear E. I'm downed by a silly sprained ankle this week... but the ms is still managed for now... enjoying THIS lovely morning from bed with my leg propped... birds singing sweetly... LIFE is GOOD and blessing filled... sometimes we must search hard for them and then other moments, they just appear ...dappled light through leaves dancing on my quilt.