Tuesday, December 9, 2008

And It’s Not Lupus

So the rheumatologist says today; or at least it’s not obviously lupus. More tests, more blood work, more phone calls. But he gets serious points: he was nice, calm, articulate, thorough, considerate and gentle; it’s nice to be treated like a person rather than a slab of beef.

Tonight I talked to a lady who has Lyme that Aunt Becky knows from work. She’s a Harley rider, skydiver type and was out of the game a couple years ago. Aggressive treatment not only has her walking again, but she says, “There’s nothing I can’t do anymore.” I’m just thinking it would be nice to be able to do a fifth of what I used to. ;o)

Not that I’m complaining! I can still digest my own food, maintain my own hygiene, pretend to have a brain and even masquerade as a human some days. God is good to me.

Symptom-wise, this evening was pretty horrible with the agony in my legs and hips. But I hobbled around the grocery store just because I could. “Life is pain, Highness. Anyone who says differently is selling something.”

I’m cheerful about working on finishing up my senior portfolio pieces (the Incomplete), and working on a long-overdue senior portrait gig, three exciting Christmas presents and a wedding gift. Plus a bunch of really super-fun writing projects that I haven’t had much time for.

Thanks for praying. I know you must be, because I am in excruciating pain and have a cheerful and joyful attitude—that’s God at work, people.


Jek said...

What movie is that quote from? I want to say Princess Bride but I'm not sure.
Keep hanging in there, there are mucho prayers for you coming from this humanoid. Oh and by the way, if you didn't know already, I love you bunches and bunches.

Lauren Burke said...

Ding ding. Princess Bride. Very quotable. Although Westly is a jerk in the movie, they've toned it down to that sort of obnoxious, pompous but engagingly smart aleck kind of jerk. In the book, I found him to be an off-putting jerk through and through, but Fezzik and Inigo were much cooler on paper. Wow. Just FYI, I guess.