A Walk in the Park

Well I made it through yesterday’s shopping trip. Fatigue caught up with me in the evening. What can I do but rest right? Rest I did. Today is Sunday. My Husband and I usually walk in the park if the weather allows. For me “if the weather allows” has more concern then for some without this autoimmune roller coaster ride.

It can’t be to sunny, or hot. If it’s sunny, it needs to be cooler or I overheat fast. So much so that it can cause me to pass out. Thankfully today was cool and sunny.

Then I have to figure out whether I can walk. I could today but I needed my SmartCrutches. (A post to come on those amazing things.).  My hips still aren’t happy. Add in a struggle to breathe today that slams me from out of nowhere.

Despite all that I have to say that I’m grateful I was able to do the walk in the park. It brings me peace.

For those who wonder what autoimmune disease is, in short your own immune system attacks you and causes all sorts of problems. They most often come out of nowhere and they’re bad. It can attack anything from your joints, to your skin, to your organs to your brain. You can be holding your own one minute and near death the next, that’s how serious and deadly this disease is.

The medications they use to treat the disease make you just as sick or sicker than the disease itself but they are a necessary evil. I’ll save that post for another day.  I hope you’re able to find something about your Sunday to enjoy.

Sunshine and flowers,

CrankyPants

11 thoughts on “A Walk in the Park

  1. Thank you for sharing this! Trying to live a normal life with a Chronic Autoimmune Illness can be challenging and well frustrating! It is truly amazing what we can learn to deal with in life and the strength we all have, that is sometimes hidden. I have been battling Multiple Sclerosis for 16 years now and it has had its ups and downs, but I try to hold on to my positive attitude. I started my blog 2 months ago and it has been a great experience. I have been able to communicate with so many wonderful and amazing people that really understand what I go through. I have set a goal for myself that I will achieve because I am stubborn and determined. I am going to one post every day for at least one month! I hope if you choose to follow my blog, you will enjoy! I look forward to reading more of your posts! Take care!!

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    1. Hi Alyssa thank you so much for dropping by. I’m sorry you both have and understand this battle. It’s so very hard. And we don’t “look sick” whatever sick is supposed to look like. Thank you for inviting me to your blog, I’d be happy to follow along. 🙂

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      1. I hate that “You don’t look sick” quote people like to say. No one knows what anyone is going through. I hope you enjoy my blog and I hope it is helpful! Have a good evening and take care!

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  2. It sucks that you don’t look sick, but are sick. Or maybe that doesn’t suck, if you’re vain about your looks. But then you have to do all that explaining. Or maybe not, because if you don’t look sick, you don’t get lots of sympathizers asking nosy questions. I don’t know. I don’t have an autoimmune disease. I’m just here to sympathize and ask nosy questions.

    By the way, why is it that I can comment on some of your posts, but not others? You ask for feedback, but then leave no avenue for making a comment. I think I want to rant about that. That really sucks.

    Take care!

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