Today was an interesting, challenging day. Pain wise, it was rather brutal, to put it mildly, and Julio has officially made me question my handling and communication skills (who replaced my dog with a vacuum and dog-head attachment?), but I did get new music and my favorite brand of hot chocolate. I also got to see my parents, and it was a pretty beautiful day. Due to something Julio did, I now possess larger bandaids and cleaning stuff to clean up a scraped knee. I also do not possess a walker because of the aforementioned action. Dad's going to try to fix it, though, so things may not be that bad.
Anyway, since my brain does not want to think about the post I was going to write, and I don't want to throw a pity party, I thought I'd link to some other posts and sites.
If you spend any time talking about faith with me, especially faith as it relates to disability, you know that I think there is a lot of progress to be made. I never understand why, a group (myself included) who claims to follow Jesus (who didn't pity those with disabilities), can struggle so much with disability and faith. I long for the day when each church becomes a place where people with disabilities are empowered by their faith and viewed as contributors alongside others in the Body. But, I do think things are getting better, and I also feel that sweeping generalizations are a bad thing. This post shows how you can't throw the baby out with the bath water and how things really can get better.
Why Church is Getting So Much Better These Days.
Our pet dog, Baxter, is a black lab, border collie mix. That's why I was so interested in this next post:
Border Collie Survives Ship Wreck.
The use of the internet to empower patients to take care of themselves is something I really enjoy reading about and thinking about. It's being discussed more, too.
Tech Medicine: Online services help patients deal with their illness and connect with others
This essay on
Healing and Being Well
is definitely making me think. I guess my definition of healing is different, but that's all I'll say for now.
With my RSD, I've been hesitant to make plans, mainly because I hate having to cancel, and I don't want to go out and be miserable. That's one advantage to being in college: no one makes plans anyway. Here are some thoughts of being
And, in the quest to always improve, I think it's a good thing I saw this
Guide To Being Reasonable.
Susan has had several good posts this week, reminding me of things in my own life that point toward God. She was kind enough to share a Julio story in her homily
On a challenging day, it's easy for Julio and I to have some issues communicating. Being reminded of this story helped me give Julio the big hug we both needed. Thank you, Susan, for sharing such a beautiful letter and message. Everyone, make sure to click backward to some of the other great posts!
Well, my brain is tired, and my body wants a bed. Tomorrow will be a new day. As Dr. Seuss says... Oh, never mind, I can't find the quote. But go read the Sleep Book. Between the 'Good Doctor', and all of these links, I'm feeling good. Link therapy anyone?