Humans are social creatures, or, at least, that’s what the experts tell us. We crave friendship and seek out companionship and when we don’t get enough of those things, we become socially awkward and eventually end up maladjusted if the isolation goes on for too long. This is especially true for those of us who suffer from chronic illness, as we need help from others more often than most. Unfortunately, having an all-consuming ailment like Rheumatoid Arthritis tends to make one want to be alone more often than not, and fighting that urge is a constant battle. Continue reading “Making Friends And…” »
Last week, I told you how I had planned for this year, 2012, to be the year of me, the year when things really started to pick up. Unfortunately, it seems that the year has already started badly, with the news that my heart damage is likely permanent. To find out if this is indeed true, I underwent a scan of my heart this past week. Much to my chagrin, it was discovered, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that my heart is truly damaged beyond repair.