A Good Day

11.5.10


Today is good day. It’s sunny and warm, the kids are happy, my house is clean and the bills are paid. My husband loves me, and I love him too.

The cat has stopped trying to kill the dog, and she leaps out of my arms to chase hummingbirds in the garden. She was a good choice.

I have a project that I’m working on, and I hope to share with you in the next few weeks.

It’s simply a nice day. Which doesn’t make for interesting blogging, but it makes for a perfectly lovely life.

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3 responses to “A Good Day”

  1. KatKubis says:

    Jessica – it may not seem like it now, but you will have more days like these.

    A little over 3 years ago, my beautiful 17 year old daughter was diagnosed with RA during her junior year in HS. Although this happened to her and not me, I can say that as a mother, hearing her diagnosis was the worst thing that has ever happened to me. After what seemed an eternity, but was actually about 6 months, her rheumatologist found the right doses of the right medications to bring the symptoms under control. She has since lived a very normal life, relatively free of pain. She has had flare-ups on occasion (and I feel sick every time this happens), but they have been controllable. Like you, I am grateful that we have good insurance that allows us to manage this disease. And I am grateful that she, like you, has had the courage and grace to deal with all of this; but really, what other choice is there?

    Your posts have made me cry, and I never post comments on blogs outside of work, but I wanted you to know that there will be more good days.

    • Oh wow. I would take 1,000 illnesses if it could keep my kids from having this.

      I can’t imagine what it would be like to watch my child in this much pain. Thank you so much for your incredibly kind words.

      • KatKubis says:

        You’re welcome. A couple things that provided a bit of relief for her: wrist guards/supports to use when she was feeling pain in her wrists and hands, a latex foam mattress and pillow (very soft and enveloping/cradling). Sitting in our jacuzzi bathtub was also comforting. There have been great strides in effective treatments for RA in recent years. I’m confident your doctor will get this under control and it will become a very manageable part of your life.

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