Friday, May 27, 2011

Oh How Things Have Changed!

It's been almost exactly a year since my last post. I suppose that shows how good I am at keeping up on things like this.

A year ago I was starting one of the busiest, most rewarding summers of my life. Now I am in Iowa City making my first visit to the rheumatologist at the U of I. My existence is so very different now from what it was back then. Then I was feeling well (most of the time) and learning many new things at my internship. I was in a great place. Now I am fresh off of my one and only semester at Grand View, having been suspended for not earning a high enough grade point average. I am in pain (most of the time), don't know where I am headed next, and most things in my life seem to be up in the air. It's a lot harder to stay optimistic these days.

Not everything in my life at the moment is depressing though. I signed up within the last month to be a Mary Kay consultant (although I haven't done much with it yet) and I have friends and family that love me very much. I guess I just miss those relatively pain free days. My greatest hope at the moment is that the rheumatologist puts me back on Enbrel tomorrow. When I was on that, my pain was much more under control.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Tiff,

    My heart just goes out to you. I have been where you are and all I can say is that you will figure it out. There are lots of great resources online for sick chicks and I bet you'll find a lot of ideas and support too.

    As for Mary Kay, it is a numbers game. If you are "chronically at home" like me, it can be really hard to find leads. If you have a Facebook profile, you might be able to introduce people to Mary Kay by making a few posts every month about you, your services and products.

    If you are a member of a church, you might think about advertising in the church newsletter.

    Or maybe friends and family can take The Look book to work with them and help you that way.

    As with many other things, we chronic babes have to be more determined and creative.

    Email me if you want to talk more. You can find my email on my Contact page over at Oh My Aches and Pains!

    Hang in there. :-)