It’s been awhile since I’ve shared some truths. Today the emotions are still running high, so I thought this would be a good way to process some of them.
*The doctor says I have TMJ, that it is related to RA, and is likely caused by my poor stress management.
*While I’ve improved in some areas in therapy, stress management is still something with which I’m struggling.
*What I really want is someone to handle these things for me.
*I not only have a hard time telling people “No,” I also have an equally difficult time saying “I can’t do this any longer” when an obligation or responsibility becomes too much for me.
*Right now, the emotional pain of this diagnosis and the surrounding issues are as painful as the TMJ.
*The pain is impacting my ability to eat the food I want, and today it hurts to talk. Or sing.
*My doggy asking to play will never not bring a smile to my face, no matter how much I hurt.
*My doggy waits until I’m in the middle of a post, and knee deep in the writing mojo before he’s ready to play. And he will not take no for an answer.
*Even while things have been rough these few weeks, I’ve been blessed. I’m lucky to have friends who do so much to enrich my life.
*I will overcome this hurdle, just as I’ve overcome everything up to this point. I may need a few days to process things, but I will prevail. And I will smile again.