I’m back, and here’s what I’m gonna do

If you’d been following my blog posts in the past, you may have noticed I disappeared for a while. That’s because I got really sick, was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, went through a lot of meds to find the right doses and such, etc. It’s been… a ride. But I’m feeling a lot better!

Now I have a new goal. This blog is going to be about putting into words the ways I intend to live life fully with chronic pain/chronic illness, especially (but not limited to) rheumatoid arthritis. When I experience a new procedure or a new medication, I will try to describe it in great detail, because it seems that other people respond to that (see my colonoscopy prep post for evidence; I can’t tell you how heartwarming it is to know that post gave so many people a good laugh). Since I haven’t been blogging for a while, I’ll definitely write some posts and play “catch up” in that regard. For example, I’ll write a post detailing what it’s like to give yourself a Rasuvo injection, because I wish I’d known what that was like before doing it myself! Everyone who has to go through a medical procedure or take a new drug wants to know what it was like for other people. Real people. That’s not too hard, I can provide that! I’m a real person! (waves)

I think living with chronic pain is something that can be doneĀ well. It isn’t a death sentence, it isn’t something that has to be an absolute nightmare, though it CAN be at times, and nobody should diminish your pain. Fuck anyone who tries to convince you chronic pain is anything but TERRIBLE. It’s terrible, we all know that. But I am eager to push through that into something different, and I have discovered a lot of ways to really live with these pains. I’m interested in sharing my thoughts with others and look forward to doing so. I hope others will share their thoughts with me, too.

Glad to be back, everyone.