I know that it's not Thanksgiving, but I thought I would start a positive thread on what we are most thankful for, I'll start.
I am very thankful for my kid's and thier friends and my husband. I had been having some really bad pain day's ( more like month long) my daughter and son's friend ( one person) was staying the night this whole weekend and I was hurting yesterday like I had been all month, but we went to the park in town to try and stick to my walking and we were out most the day, Husband was already fixing dinner and I get up this morning and my daughter and her friend was cleaning house for me!( Deep clean at that!) I am very thankful for them starting to come to a better understanding of my disease and when I get bad flair's.
Sjogrenspain77 they are amazing and I'm really glad you have them to help you thro your toughest times.
I am thankful for my kids and for most of my family. As it was my birthday last week my family wanted to do something to celebrate so I said we'd have a meal where we could all meet up. They all understood my anxiety and ignored it by keeping me talking in the middle of everyone where I felt more at ease and less likely to get up and leave. I did have to endure standing up while some of the restaurant staff and family sung me happy birthday but I couldn't really say no when my daughter made the birthday cake all by herself, the only help she needed was putting the cake in and out of the oven and I have to say the cake was divine
Happy belated birthday to you as well fellow Aquariun. My birthday was always a day I loved and would either go out for the day or go for a meal but the last few years haven't been easy and I've not wanted to celebrate. My family know how much I used to love it so I think they wanted me to celebrate to see if they could bring my love for my birthday out again. There intensions were from the heart and they're trying even if it is a little misplaced
I'm thankful for my apartment. That I have enough money to pay for utilities and phone. I manage to have food for the month (SSDI so I get paid monthly). I don't have money for extras all the time and am broke most of the time but I do ok. I'm thankful for my dog and cat. I'm thankful for my family even though they ignore me most of the time. I'm thankful for this app and FB. I don't go anywhere or see anyone most days. I have somewhat of a conversation on here and FB.
Animallover2, I can understand that, I am very thankful that I have at least one real friend that I've known middle school, we talk every day and she knows my struggle, other than that one friend who lives out of state, I am pretty much a homebody as well. May not be rich in money but this app gives me rich in friends and Support.
I'm thankful for what my pain has taught my children. My youngest is a genius and is often off in his own head. That can make parenting him difficult. The other day we were at church when my blood sugar crashed suddenly. I sent my daughter to get him. They were back within a minute and he was all business and focused on getting me home safely. I had to drive us (less than a block), and the kids, ages 10 & 8, unlocked the house, prepared a snack, and got me situated. Then my youngest packed a baggie of nuts and dried fruit for my church bag. Someone helped themselves to the last one - hence the emergency. He showed a protectiveness and level of compassion I'm not sure he could have developed as the child of two well parents. The same can be said of all of my kids.
I'm also thankful for creativity. It's a good escape.
I'm thankful for the understanding and support of this wonderful forum. Several of you have been around me for a long time now. I'm thankful for what strength I do have to get through the day with the exhaustion and pain I've been having
Am thankful that I won't live in this body forever, and that after this life I get to live in Paradise, pain-free. Also thankful for God and Jesus so that I get to have that pain free afterlife. And I'm thankful for my family and boyfriend and online friends who are so supportive and who love me even when I'm whiny and miserable.