Thursday, December 29, 2011

Good day!! Yes today I woke up on the right side of the bed...although a little stiff my mood is pretty great. I'd like to share a bit about my mornings. The mornings at times can be a very hard part of my day. Generally since I have been on the humira I have been having great mornings but before the new drug I was a mess. I bet you may crack a wee smile as you read the next part.....I would like to explain some of my morning thoughts prior to the humira. I think I may have come up with some great inventions really......My alarm goes off at 3:45am YES 3:45AM. I then consist on hitting the snooze button a couple times, then try to lift myself up. Some mornings I could barely lift myself up so I would roll over like a dog and use my arms to get me up. The stiffness and pain was unbearable. I would have most of my clothes ready for action, but depending on how stiff and sore I am  determines what I would wear. I actually got to a point were my shoes were pre-laced or velcro'd and my pants were ready for easy step in. My worst issue always was about the underwear.....YES underwear. When you can not bend over to grab anything and you can not lift your legs properly, putting things like underwear on is a bit difficult. I came up with a system that worked really well for me which I will not describe but one morning I thought about cutting my underwear and attaching Velcro on the sides. I bet you are laughing. Well  I never got around to it because I started me new meds. It did cross my mind numerous times but just never could quite bring myself to cutting my underwear.
  I do not get sad about those days. They actually make laugh at times. I know how ridiculous I can look in the morning. Like an 80 year old woman trapped in this 33 year old body. I like to see the humor. Those days are behind me for now. I do feel we have our best moments of clarity at times which are difficult. My moment of clarity was when I decided it would be better to cut my NICE underwear and put Velcro on it so I could get it on easier.........That is the day I decided to go on HUMIRA and I have yet to put Velcro on my underwear.

1 comment:

  1. so awesome that u can carry on with humour...and sans velcro undies!