Young, Rebelious Arthritis

I've been busy for the past few days, and I'm finally getting to sit down and relax for a while. I put in twelve hour days quite often. Whether this is due to the fact I am young or that I'm simply busy, I know not. But what I do know is that I am young. And I do "young things." Granted, my joints don't really know that. But my brain does. And Arthur fights me the whole time I do things I like! It doesn't stop me at all.

Nope. I go to concerts and dance the night away (if you want to know what that's like, check out a recent post 'Arthritis Dance'). I see theatre productions, despite the hours of inactivity. I go to parties. I shop for hours on end. I take long day trips. I do tons of things that make Arthur kick and scream and cry and beg me to go home. And I don't give in. Perhaps that's the young rebellious part of me?

I think so, because I'm good to my parents and listen to my professors. Obviously I had to ignore someone. :)


  1. I have to admit I give in to the pain a lot of times. My life is so boring now, just going out one day a week to do some shopping or go to a doctor's appointment exhausts me.

    But I do occasionally push through the pain to do something fun, like to see a movie or take a walk. You have to choose when to ignore the pain and when to listen to it, I think!

    1. I give into it a lot too. There are days in a row I don't leave my home.

      It's true that you have to choose when to listen to it and when to ignore it: it's never worth pushing yourself so much you get sick or hurt.


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