July 4, 2017



It is not very often I recognize the silver lining associated with my Rheumatoid Arthritis diagnosis, but since my diagnosis I realize holidays, whether religious, secular, or patriotic have been a source of stress and exhaustion. Now, I need to listen to my body and do what is right for me, which excludes following any tried or true traditions normally associated with a certain holiday.

So here I am, early morning on the 4th of July, the fifth day of this holiday weekend, thinking about how great I feel.  I participated in all the activities that I had anticipated at my speed,  following a healthy diet, and not feeling deprived because I left early or canceled going to one of the events.  Doing so allowed me to enjoy the true spirit of this holiday and not be so distracted by superficial trends.  I wish you all a very enjoyable 4th of July and look forward to a day filled with sun and fun!


  1. Happy 4th to you!

  2. Valerie Fuchs says:

    YOU GO GIRL!!!!!!!!!!!!