I’m amazed by the wonderful people I’m meeting and their support and encouragement keeps me going.
This piece was inspired by them – their love surrounds me everyday and this week it is especially needed. As most of you know, I get an I.V. infusion of a biologic medication called Remicade to help control my Ankylosing Spondylitis. My usual schedule is every 5 weeks but due to my insurance changing in October, I’ve needed to stretch my last two infusions out to 6 weeks last time and it will be 7 weeks next Monday by the time I get my next dose so I’m struggling a bit this week. It always amazes me that the pain just rears its ugly head when the Remicade starts wearing off.
At heart (no pun intended) I’m a romantic, an idealist, and a hopeless optimist. I’d like to think that with continued awareness of AS, folks will be more open and less judgmental of people dealing with disabilities and chronic pain. We just do the best we can everyday – it may just be a bit less then most – but our hearts are open to possibilities and – apparently – Apples!
Day 88 was created with watercolor. Click on the image for a larger view – 399 Hearts and…. an Apple!