My time as AOL Journal Guest Editor is coming to a close, sometime tomorrow.
And so as I make my final bow...
I am hopeful.
I hope you all will keep coming back to visit my journal again and again.
I hope that I touched the life of at least one person also suffering with a chronic disease.
I hope that I have helped as many "healthy" people as possible understand a little bit better what it is like coping with a chronic disease.
I hope that the next time you see an apparently healthy looking middle aged woman park in a handicapped parking space you don't scoff and think "but she doesn't look sick" because she might be me or one of my RA or Lupie buddies, and she may be very "sick".
I hope when you see me and I am looking good you don't think I am cured, or exaggerating most of the time, but realize I probably rested up a lot, or I am having a wonderful, blessed day without many or any symptoms.
I hope that you appreciate your good health, and that you don't have to take many pills and a hospital infusion once a month, like me, just to somewhere near "normal".
I hope you appreciate your "Spoons", and don't take them for granted. Mine are very precious and I cherish each one.
Most I spend on my family, since they are the heartbeat of my life, my purpose, my catalysts for being.
Click here to understand "Spoons"
I hope you know that I use some of my "Spoons" to reach out to you in my journal and appreciate that, too.
Come back often and soon.