APRIL 20, 2021
Days 9 & 10
Well apparently, I DID turn a corner! 🙌🏼.
Overall, I am feeling better. The lingering symptoms were probably triggered by COVID, but they are symptoms I live with, especially when I have a flare up. Autoimmune diseases are fun like that. 😣🤪
So, thanks to my supportive family, my supportive doctors, supportive family and friends,….it looks like tomorrow morning I will wake up a ‘free woman’! 🤗
I honestly can’t think of another time in recent history that I’ve been so excited to go to the grocery store, the bank, or the hospital to get labs done…..and don’t even get me started with how excited I am to cook for my family and wash a few dishes!! 🙃 It’s the simple things. The things that we do every day and maybe even take for granted.
I’ve had many conversations with different people, doctors included, and if you asked me what my take away from my experience was, I’d say: Ask questions! ⁉️
Ask questions about any diagnosis. Ask questions about lab results. Ask questions if something/anything is unclear to you. Ask questions from multiple experts in the field. Ask questions outside of the box. Ask questions about pros and cons. ⁉️⁉️
If I were to go one step further, I’d say: Give grace. ‼️ ♥️‼️ Doctors are doctors. Doctors are taught by other doctors and professors. Experts in the field are experts in their field. Remember that doctors are not always experts and experts are not always doctors. ‼️ And for the record, they are ALL human. They cannot know everything, AND they can sometimes be wrong. IT. IS. OKAY. None of them are God. GIVE. THEM. GRACE. 💕
I know it can be frustrating or make you worry when you can’t get the answers (especially the ones you want to hear). BUT, I certainly don’t have the answers to everything nor do you. *if you think you do, that’s a whole different conversation! 😬
And lastly,….LAUGH. 😂 Laugh as much as you can, whenever you can! To quote Dolly Parton in Steel Magnolias, “Smile, it increases your face value!” 🤗
Thanks for joining me on my journey through isolation, you have blessed me greatly! ☺️
Keepin’ it real,
PS-stay tuned….you might be surprised to hear that there is a “Part II” to my story! 😉