Today I am grateful for:
- Modern medicine. I see so many social media posts and articles filled with advice on “natural cures” that I often feel ashamed of relying on man-made medicines, but more than that I’m grateful for the work, the research, and the drugs that can give me my life back.
- Midday naps with the dog and cat. The medication may be working and many symptoms already feel like distant memories, but this fatigue will be with me for a long while to come. I’m grateful to have these two with me when I need to rest. I feel a little less alone, a little less like I’m losing time.
- My wife working from home. She can’t be here every day but there are a couple time a week when both our new COVID schedules line up and we get to be home together. It’s like a mini vacation. It feels like a life I might have chosen if capitalism left us with more choices than this.