Thursday, April 1, 2010

Spring



Funny how a seemingly innocuous, random, run-of-the mill visit to a medicine man can stop you in your tracks and turn everything slightly upside down, inside out and every which way but the way you expect it to be.

Today, as I closed the surgery door behind me, I watched my life passing me by as I waited for it to begin.

Auto-immune disorder. No cure. Live with it.

O.k.

Bring on the dancing girls, raise high the roof beams, throw off the winter woollies, smell the rain, shake off the hibernating cobwebs.

To hell with the to-do lists, I'm busy breathing.

12 comments:

Molly said...

So, SOMETHING moved you, finally, to write.....Hope this will become a daily thing? Dare I hope....like the breathing?

Slow down and take care of yourself.

J Cosmo Newbery said...

And we are holding our breath...

persiflage said...

I hope the condition is not troubling you greatly. What a bummer. Enjoy the spring.

Pauline said...

Ah Rise - stay busy breathing. My youngest daughter received the same diagnosis after years of pain and testing and mystification. "Live with it." The key word is live.

Isabelle said...

Oh Rise, I hope you're ok. Listen to your big sister!

Stomper Girl said...

Sorry to hear this. Hope the management is not too onerous, ie some pills of a morning?

Relatively Retiring said...

So sorry to read this. Look after yourself at every level and give things a chance to heal. The body can heal itself as well as damage itself (believe me!).

heartinsanfrancisco said...

I'm sorry to hear this, Rise. I tell myself that it's not as bad as certain other diseases, but yes, the living is important. Especially when it's difficult. Good luck, and I'm sending very gentle hugs.

Meggie said...

Living is the key.
Keep posting.

Relatively Retiring said...

And belated happy birthday!

Molly said...

Ahh! Come on, come on! I'm dyin' here!

heartinsanfrancisco said...

Rise, I do hope you're well. I've missed your posts.