Good morning! Today is one of those oh, so wonderful “Welcome to Reality” days. You know…when life seems to conspire with the universe to send you a personalized “wake-up” call about all the things you like to keep on the back-burner, so to speak.
Honestly, much of the time I tend to “forget” that I’m not exactly what you’d call “normal” when it comes to my health. I have Scleroderma and Fibromyalgia. It’s a fact OF my life, but I don’t see it AS my life…just a part of my system of Quirks and Balances.
Then…there are days like today, when I wake up and KNOW. When the Quirks decide to kick the Balances' behind from here straight into next week!
I could lay out a veritable laundry list of aches, pains, and frustrations brought on by my over-achieving immune system, but it’d be pretty darned boring. (And I REALLY hate it when I get all boring and complain-y.) I’ll just say that quite a few of my parts and internals have gone all rogue and shiz-nit…and leave it at that.
I’m sharing this with y’all because sharing is caring…*brief shudder at Barney flash-back* and because I know many of you live with your own Systemic Quirks. The reality is there are times when it’s harder than heck to focus on the happy and fun stuff because your bod is demanding ALL of your attention just to keep it mobile and quasi-functional.
The best part of these “hard-to-find-the-funny” times is that THIS is when you need the “funny” the most! This is when we need to really look for the joy and laughter to keep us going and help us avoid the pot-holes of despair that litter the highway of Health. (Man, I’m all about the analogies today!)
|Bonus points if this makes you laugh hard enough|
that you shoot coffee out your nose!
|This? Is NOT normal! |
Unless I'm actually Bigfoot's
So how do you handle the “flare” days? What do you do to put the twinkle back in your step and the pep back in your eye? My family would definitely LOVE for me to try something new, since I rarely keep these burning questions to myself. (Besides, the looks on their faces when I'm verbally pondering these un-knowables cracks me the heck up!)
May your day be filled with as little pain as it gets, lots of wonderful people to distract you from any aches, and tons of absurdity to keep you laughing!