coping with uncertainty

while I remain optimistic, in spite of threats to our health care, I am also realistic. Cuts to medicaid will have a profound affect on my life. This isn’t political, it’s personal! I will admit to becoming so worried , that had direct impact on my health.

I have had shingles a number of times, but recently the shingles in my cornea became active, which affects my vision ( I was blind in my left eye for 4 days, very very scary to me! of all my senses, that is the one most precious to me), This is a result of stress! I am on my 2nd week of acyclovir, 5 times a day. It’s getting better, but at the same time I got a wicked cold which quickly turned into sinusitus. If it’s not one thing, it’s another! I am slowly recovering, but it was a good lesson to mitigate my stress.

This includes too much Facebook, too much news, too many interactions with people who have no respect for my opinions or beliefs. I am trying to limit contact with them, but it’s not easy for me to say the word “NO”. I am a people pleaser! I am the peacemaker in the family (well, I used to be! I am hanging up that particular hat).

For now, I am spreading my story in hopes that it may soften some people’s opinions of living and coping with a serious disease.

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