Life isn't fair but it's still good. I know not to waste my time or energy on something I can't control yet I still have days where I get caught up in the pain and fatigue. I am starting to do some research on RA drugs so I won't talk to my rheumatologist about changing drugs completely blind on my upcoming visit. Fatigue continues to hammer me, especially on work days. I feel like I am going sideways with my current treatment, I just want to find a medicine that gets me back to feeling like doing things again. Donna recently said, "I know you aren't feeling good ... you've not been riding much".
I got to spend the day with my daughter last Tuesday. She has her own photography business and wanted to go with me to shoot a 110 year old iron truss bridge. While I was shooting it from strictly an amateur angle, she sees and shoots things differently. I have not seen her images yet, she has been busy editing shoots for money (those take priority over personal shoots). We have been in extreme heat for a while so the thunderstorm that rolled in while we were there was very welcome.
I did get out for a short ride yesterday and even though it was a paltry 80 miles, it felt so good. I have said it before, riding is my therapy. I don't know how those of you who don't ride cope. I know we all have different releases but I feel so alive and free when riding. I rode through the outer edge of a small town at sundown and rode up on three wiener dogs self absorbed playing together in the road. I slowed to 15 mph as I approached them and was about 20 feet away when they saw me. One dove to the left while the other two scampered right as quickly as their short little legs would carry them and watched me as I motored slowly by them. Fun dogs as we have adopted Aprils (Donnas co-worker) dachshund Sonny. What a live wire with a stubborn streak! haha Sonny is a champion tennis ball chaser, never seen a dog so crazy about tennis balls before.
Sometimes its just the little things that help you through a tough time. You just have to be smart enough to recognize them and not brush them off. Hope everyone is having a fun summer.