Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Opportunity in Illness


  • July 2010: miscarriage
  • Fall 2010: pain, loss of mobility
  • January 2011: dual RA/AS diagnosis
  •  February 2011: cane
  • April 2011: mentor's death 
  • May 2011: loss of a friend
      This was my timeline of pain at the onset of Rheumatoid Arthritis. Misery doesn't cut such shallow lines of course, it sculpts cavernous ruins. Navigating the crevasse with only a sense of where you slid down makes coping with chronic illness an extreme sport.