Sunday, August 22, 2010

Two posts in one day?!?

I am REALLY bored at work. Enjoy my ramblings.

Squirrel over at Feelin' Swell: My Life with RA had an interesting post over the weekend about how she feels like she can't slow down.

Maybe it's just me, but I always feel like taking time off now will somehow lead to me missing out on the things I want to do the most. I can only remember one time recently where I didn't do something that I wanted to do, and that was on my vacation to Oregon. My whole body was just so tired and we wanted to hike up this hill, but I knew that if I did, it'd be bad news bears. I was already hurting enough as it was and adding to it would have ruined what was left of the day, and, knowing RA, probably the vacation.

I need to be able to slow down more, but I just feel like I can't. I'm enjoying my life and if that means I pay for it a little extra at the end of the day, that's alright. I'd rather do all the living I can now and hurt for it than to miss out on things like hiking from a lighthouse on a cliff down to the coast. One day, I'll probably be in a wheelchair and I won't be able to go on beaches anymore, let alone even think about climbing on sharp rocks in my flippy-floppies. That scares the living hell out of me honestly. So does the fact that people with RA die like 10-15 years before healthy people of the same age, but since I'm at work I won't touch that emotional subject. I also won't really go into my freak-out in the shower yesterday when I felt EVERY lymph node on the back of my head swollen and nasty. I'll just say that there was a fair amount of crying, followed by freaking out for about 45 minutes.

So, for now, I'll keep living at this pace. Honestly, there's more that I could be doing, but I'm going to ignore it as much as I can, in the interests of sanity.

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