I've been gone a long while, did anybody miss me? I kinda fell off the earth for awhile, due to some health issues.
I never thought I'd be the one to have to say it, but here's the bombshell that's kept me busy: I have Rheumatoid Arthritis. Its not 100% sure, but its looking more and more like it. Its been a very rough couple of months as I struggle with adapting. Even on my good days, I'm not a good patient. I HATE this side of the stretcher with a passion. Right now its affecting my ankles, knees, and wrists the most.
So, that's why I haven't been posting much lately. I'm still reading, still in the loop as best I can be. However, there are many days when I still can't type very much. I do have some posts in the works, but they will be slow in coming. The grieving process for my old life is still consuming much of my time as I struggle to adjust to this.
I'm currently still working and running calls...just at a slower pace. Before this, I didn't have a stop button, and rarely even slowed at all. Now, I feel like life is in slow mode as I am forced to rest and relax.
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