Funny How? Like a Clown? I was told by relatives this past weekend that I was funny again. Apparently the physical and emotional stresses of my more recent past knocked my funny bone out of place. They are right though, lately I’ve felt like doing cartwheels at the most in-opportune times. That might not seem like much, but that’s quite impressive for someone who has suffered from arthritis across her body for almost exactly a decade. In fact, it’s been about 3 months since I’ve had pain medication. Since the day I started on pain medication, I haven’t been able to comfortably go a day without it - some days no pills would have meant not leaving the house.
Is it mere coincidence my level of pain has changed so drastically following a positive change in my work situation and addition of some incredible people who have (fairly) recently entered my life? Nope. I didn’t fully realize how stressed out and unhappy I was until I started tasting the contrast “happy” brings.
I have never gotten to this level of personal on the internet, but I need to shout from the mountain tops and we don’t have the literal version in my part of Texas. Too few of us give full credit to the strong tie between emotional stress and physical health. If you are suffering from chronic pain/fatigue, it could be that all you need to do is change your situation and/or the people in your life… maybe more funny ones. Like clown funny. :)