January Writing Prompts

The January Writing Prompts are hosted by Sheryl at A Chronic Voice. Be sure to check out her blog, the archives are choked full of information on Chronic Illnesses.

 

Here are the prompts:

SUMMARISING

CROSSING

MOVING

REBUILDING

EXPECTING

I’m using Moving, Expecting, and Rebuilding.

Moving

After spending most of last year sick, sicker than normal, I’m ready to move forward. This month the Tardive Dyskinesia finally went away after 8-9 months. I don’t know if it ran its course or if all the prayers did the healing. My bottom teeth have some issues that require my dentist to look at. 

Expecting

I’m always expecting a good day and if it doesn’t happen, I’ll expect it the next day. I only look back to learn from my experiences. The same goes for when I see a new doctor, stay positive until they dismiss you. I was dismissed by my last Rheumatologist before she even did the exam, she said I wouldn’t need to see her again. My husband and I thought she didn’t listen to anything I said. Then she diagnosed me with Sicca and didn’t even tell me or write me a prescription. I do keep expecting the good.

Rebuilding

Due to my Immune Disorder, we’re still in full-blown Covid mode. I don’t feel comfortable eating out or being in large crowds, the only places I’ve been since Covid started are the doctor’s office and Starbucks drive-thru. That’s limiting and it makes me yearn for my younger years before illnesses. I work hard to be thankful for what I have and acknowledge staying indoors will end. I bought a bike for my Christmas but balance problems and dizziness prevent me from enjoying the good days. I’m working to rebuild a life, a fullfilling life. 

Melinda

5 comments

  1. Hello Melinda
    I love this phrase:
    “I’m always expecting a good day and if it doesn’t happen, I’ll expect it the next day. I only look back to learn from my experiences.”

    I’m sometimes guilty of wallowing and am a pessimist by nature, so am going to take this approach more! Great to read your updates again this month
    Sarah

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  2. I’m so glad to know the TD has gone away Mel. That must have been tough to deal with. I hope you’re able to find some ways to get out more, but I know it’s not easy with the balance problems and dizziness. And I don’t know how chilly it is down your way, but up here it’s a little too cold for me to enjoy being outside…. I’ll be praying for you sweet friend.

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    1. We’ve warmed up to 80 yesterday but a small cold front is coming in. Until I stop running into walls or having massive dizzy spells, I’m sitting in my chair. The day will come, and I know too well that not all that was will not return. I’ll take all the prayers I can get!

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