The next chapter

After waiting to see a rheumy, seeing him, waiting to see a second rheumy, and seeing him, I began biologic treatment today. 3 days ago, the temperature outside plummeted, sending my pain level and locations through the roof. I am hopeful thanks to my support group. I am also discouraged that the disease is hitting me: a lifelong, chronic condition that causes pain and deformity. No cure, progressive, debilitating. I know this is negative thinking. I know I need to think positively. I thank God for insurance, a great dr. who pracitices close to my home, a job that allows me to work part time, the web which grants me access to so many resources. I know humor is great medicine, and I have a funny family. And so, today I begin the process of working towards comfort, productivity, greater activity, and knowledge gaining.