The Virus that Won't Let Go
Having Rheumatoid Arthritis means taking some scary drugs that keep it at a tolerable level, most of the time.
I live a wonderful life, though I am in some level of pain every single day. I won't let RA define who I am. I am a stubborn woman. Just ask Madley.
I haven't gotten a virus or the flu in over 5 years--until now. 3 weeks ago, I caught a cold. It was short lived, and I stayed in bed for 2 days. I was very glad.
A few days later, I was hit with another one. Different. It knocked me flat. I went back to bed.
This is day 10 of the second virus. I am slowly recovering, very slowly. I've heard that others are having the same reaction. It just hangs on. It's not a bacterial infection, so I don't need antibiotics. Just time and rest.
...and no immune suppressing drugs until I know I am over this.
Time and rest. I hate resting!!!! I have things to do! Holidays!
It's been sunny and cold. I've watched my family from the window as they put up Christmas lights outside.
Ordering around Helping my husband isn't happening this year. He is going with his own design. He worries that he doesn't have an eye for the aesthetic--but he does. He's doing just dandy peachy keen wonderful without me.
My daughter and I made a simple Thanksgiving dinner together yesterday. It turned out delicious. All from scratch. It was very low key, but I overdid it. It was just our little family, and it was lovely.
I'll rest today. I promise.
I hope you had a great Thanksgiving!
I love you to the moon and back!!!