Tuesday, March 08, 2011

In Which I Feel Sorry For Myself and Urge You To Do The Same

My hands are a pain today.

I've been popping hydrocodone like candy. Yesterday I got a shot of depomedrol because it seems my body has decided to go back into a rheumatoid arthritis flare, meaning every joint I have screams out loud and WILL. NOT. STOP. The shots are pretty much the only thing that will semi-stop the flares. That, and the use of medication, which I get to begin again this weekend.

In addition, I found out today via FACEBOOK that my son and daughter-in-law's divorce was final.

Honestly, I have no idea why anyone insists on imparting important details of life to the world through the use of Facebook, but it should be outlawed. I sat and cried for an hour after reading that one. Yes, I knew it was coming...eventually. But I shouldn't have had to find out the resounding finality of it through such an impersonal medium. No one should. News like that is heartbreaking enough on its own without someone bothering to take the time to tell you one-on-one. You shouldn't have to be hit by it head on while reading how many cows someone purchased in Farmville or how many hits someone made in Mafia Wars.

It's just cruel.

To top it all off, it's raining and I have to take the car to the shop.

I would suggest you not be around me today. It's too depressing.


Linds said...

You are right. An appalling way to find out. And your poor joints.....aiyaiyai....this getting old in pain is the pits. I wish I had a wand to wave about your head in a graceful fashion (think ballerina tripping about on pointy toes..... wearing a tutu)(with wand) and fix things. But I don't. Believe me, you would know if I did.
It is great to see you here, and GUESS WHAT???????????????????
I found your email 15 mins ago in my SPAM folder on line. How DARE it decide my friend is spam? I will be replying in a sec.

Susanne said...

Oh Chris, I'm so sorry you had to find out like that. My heart hurts for you.

And I'm sorry you're experiencing such pain. Praying it will ease quickly for you.