Happy dancin’


That glow coming from Ashland, Ohio is me smiling as the dark cloud has been lifted. Do I feel any different? Not really. I still feel like I’m a walking bruise, from the top of my head to the literal bottom of my feet. But I saw the rheumatologist today and her report has me a hundred shades of happy.

The tests that she ordered show that I do not have rheumatoid arthritis, or lupus, or hepatitis (thanks to those shots I got many years ago). My sed rate is normal. I am no longer anemic. My kidneys and liver are working well.

What I do have is inflammation and fibromyalgia. And while these are not to be taken lightly, they are things that I know I can work with and find much support for. The doctor wants to wean me off the prednisone…slowly. So for the next 30 days I’ll continue on the 10mg and then I’ll drop to 5mg. I start taking a low dose prescription to address the inflammation.

So what is different? The dark cloud of not knowing is gone. The fear of something being wrong, of life changing drastically, of…well, just not being sure what was going to happen next are gone, gone, gone!

And I am so thank-full. I just wanted to let you know.

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