There’s been a little concern that I may have decided to stop blogging due to my change of life and especially with the decision that I will never be able to participate in my small business again. The truth of it is I have somehow managed to survive at least 4 rounds of Covid, a bout with Omicron that led to an infection that I’m currently fighting that is a big struggle, and an acute enough reaction to the vaccine that it’s contraindicated because it may be fatal to me if I get the booster. To top it off my scars from a failed iron infusion have become a new Fibro flare area and I have an incredible new PCP who is building me a medical team, but that is not only difficult to coordinate around my health but I have to recover every time I attend one due to all of the exposures at each facility. It’s been challenging.
I have been thoroughly blessed to have incredible moments with my family that make every struggle worth it. My eldest stepson turned 18 and is finding his life path as he prepares to graduate HS this year. As a family we were able to see a rodeo (their first) and another first for the boys, Monster Trucks (including Gravedigger driven by his daughter!). We will be going to a big demolition derby next month as well, which holds a special place in my heart, since my family used to participate in demo derbies and I had planned to be in a Powder Puff round during one of my remissions (but unfortunately relapsed before that could occur, not to mention the risk of causing new Fibro issues). We also have family game nights, friends who actually come to our home for the boys to hang out with (which never happened at the apartment, so a huge Grinchy Heart happy thought for me!), and we are even settling in the new home to the point that it’s starting to reflect our personalities into this perfect blend of family.
I often quietly work on gem art projects or do some gaming while recovering or distracting myself from pain (winter so sucks for Fibro, plus most didn’t keep those who need it for quality of life in mind when they locked down for “The Opioid Crisis”, so not well managed realistically). I hope when I finish this round of antibiotics and after I have the consultation with the Endocrinologist about my Hashimoto’s that I’ll get back into the groove, plus have some fun content for those subscribers who have remained during my absence. Please know that I appreciate your support and having someone to share my life journey with, even if we never meet. 🙂