Monday, December 13, 2010
New outlook, new life...
It has been quite a while since I've blogged. I blame it on moving, RA pain, fatigue, and a bit of laziness and bad attitude. As many of you know, I recently had to move. I have gone from a 3 bedroom home to squeezing myself and my belongings into one bedroom... Not easy and not fun. I sold many of my belongings and have given away almost just as much. I have some boxes being stored also. All of that and I still have a garage to go through and decide what I want to do with all that is in there. I'm waiting until after the holidays to tackle that project.
I have moved in to my sister's place and things are going well so far. We spent Thursday decorating for Christmas and doing things around the house. That has helped to lift my spirits! Nothing worse than a gloomy Christmas. We were supposed to go out to dinner on Friday to have Spanish tapas and enjoy live Flamenco music but my sister caught a bad cold, and I had a really crappy and frustrating day, so we put it off for a week. Hopefully we'll go this Friday! I want to get some nice pictures.
Some really great news! I got approved for the Actemra! I will begin my first infusion on December 30th which just happens to be my birthday... I could think of better ways to spend my birthday than sitting in a room with an IV in my arm, but hey, it's a good thing! My doctor said that many people start seeing improvement after the first infusion. Wouldn't that be wonderful?! I'm keeping my fingers crossed. Well, I'm crossing them figuratively... I really hope this is the treatment that helps!
I am trying to change my outlook on life. Sure I have bad days when I don't want to be around many people, but I'm hoping to find more positivity in life. Keep the friends that make a difference, make new friends that inspire, and let go of the negative people in my life. Find activities that make me happy, and do more things that make a difference for the better in my life and others! Oh, and have a few cocktails in between!! hee-hee!
Christmas is just 12 days away! Happy Holidays to each of you!