It’s Sunday morning and I’m sitting here enjoying my morning cup of coffee. The unfortunate thing though is that I know when I try to stand up and start my day, that my legs will want to give out on me and with each step I take, I will be in pain. I ache all over and I can already tell that today is just going to be miserable for me.
If you didn’t know me and know my story, you would never guess that I have Rheumatoid Arthritis. Most folks assume that is an older person’s condition. But it’s not; even little kids can get arthritis. So, it’s time to fess up….You see, I’ve been a little naughty. For the last 3 weeks, I’ve not taken my arthritis medicine and as of this weekend, it’s caught up with me. Why? Well, to be completely honest, I wanted to lose weight before an up and coming vacation.
Last year when my Doctor put me on it, I gained approximately 20 pounds over a 4 month period. Since then, I’ve had a hard time loosing. I was 10 pounds away from goal until my weight gain. Since I eat fairly healthy and I exercise, you would think that it should come off but instead, it’s taking what seems like an eternity to get there. I became inpatient with and decided to take matters into my own hands. And instead of loosing weight, I jeopardized my health. So now, it’s like starting all over. And I don’t want to go back to where I was last year. It not only affected me but everyone around me. Sometimes when you hurt, you hurt the ones you love unintentionally.