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To travel is to live –Hans Christian Andersen
I can’t believe that my last post on here was November 9th. What on earth happened to December?! Well, December is usually a busy month anyway, due to the holidays. However, in addition to Christmas shopping/planning/event-going I was struck with more bad luck regarding my health.
Toward the end of November, I had this freak thing happen to my lower left jaw. According to the TMJ clinic I started going to, I sprained it. What?! How do you sprain your jaw? Apparently biting down on something weird or doing any little thing out of the ordinary while chewing/eating/yawning/etc. can injure your jaw and throw it out of whack. My sudden jaw pain became intense and chronic. It also flared up my headaches pretty bad, also causing my left ear to hurt from the jaw pain spreading and radiating. In short, my entire head felt like a giant, pulsating ball of relentless and agonizing pain.
So that was going on in December.
I’m sorry if I’ve been a bit M.I.A. lately but I’ve been sick (AGAIN) with one thing after another: RA flare-up, upper respiratory infection, sinus infection, cold, severe headaches. I’m still here though! And I think and hope that I’ve finally turned a corner with feeling better.
I hope you’re doing well and that you have a great weekend!
Things take the time they take. Don’t
How many roads did St. Augustine follow
before he became St. Augustine?
—Mary Oliver, Felicity
“There’s something very beautiful about people who can find it in themselves to love when everything around them has crumbled.”
Just published on RheumatoidArthritis.net: “There’s Something Very Beautiful (Internet Inspiration, Pt. 2).”
I hope you like the article and can find some inspiration and encouragement, too.
*quote via @onbeing/Instagram
I’ve been trying so hard to keep in time
With all of the hours in your day.