I drew this morning coffee doodle because I felt we can all use a hug each day. So, this hug is for you.
It’s been almost a year since my last flare. I think about this often. I probably shouldn’t dwell on it, but I keep savoring the days of perfect health. I wake up each day and say, “this day will be pain free and normal”.
What a strange way to go through life, constantly aware of not being in pain.
But, this is my world. I wish I didn’t need to think about flares, but I’m grateful for whatever I have.
I find when I take time to plan healthy meals, plan a determined time for sleep and exercise, I feel better. I get lazy sometimes. Cheetos taste better than a salad and cheese makes me happier than tofu. But, I’m working on it.
I try to create balance. What I have done to feel better is spend time, with social distance, cheerful people. I’ve had to distance myself from all negativity. I’ve found that positive energy is vital for health.
I’ve started to follow the anti-inflammatory diet again. I am determined to stay healthy and avoid a flare at all costs.
I’ve been using the app called: IF (inflammatory factor). It reminds me of what i should try to avoid and what I should try to include more of in my diet.
When I eat well and sleep well, it makes a huge difference.
Wishing you all a healthy year ahead.
Please stay healthy my friends.
I acquired AOSD in 2008. I have suffered so terribly and have found ways to help me regain my life. This my personal journal of this mystery illness to diagnosis. I hope that I can help others with my experience and information.