Friday, June 4, 2010

A very sad weekend

Hi everyone. My family got some very sad news on Thursday around 1 am. My brother-in-law passed away suddenly and we do not know why. He was only 58 years old and has left behind a 14 year old son who is going to need alot of love and prayer to get through this. My sister is devastated and is faced with the task of raising my nephew without a father. My brother-in-law was a wonderful uncle to my children and he will be missed. My family is going to get together and really help my sister with raising her son. I have a wonderful sister and she is a very caring person. She also has Rheumatoid Arthritis and another crippling disease (my mom and dad are genetic nightmares!) and she will need alot of love and support to get through this.

On another note, my Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is raging and I can barely get out of bed or brush my teeth for that matter. Trying to keep my chin up though and remember daily all the blessings in my life that God has given me. My family, my husband and three awesome children, friends that care and do not mind my crippled condition sometimes! – I am very blessed. I want to thank all my friends who have called me with their kind words of encouragement and support this week. It has really helped me get through tough times this week and I appreciate your caring so much!

As some of you know, I have not been raw for the past month. My Rheumatoid Arthritis was so bad, that it was basically agony everyday. After being raw for five months, I decided I needed to do something different with my diet to see if I could (once again) ease my RA symptoms. My RA became so much worse on the raw diet, I cannot explain it. I think I am the only person on the planet that can eat broccoli and feel worse! And as far as the pain goes, you learn to live with the pain, so not many people can tell that I am hurting so much (unless they see my hands and wrists, or wonder why I shuffle). I mean, its not like you are gonna be at the grocery store and screaming in pain the whole time. You just learn to tolerate it and get through each day and try to keep a smile on your face! I know many of you deal with health issues and pain daily, and I will keep you in my prayers! hugs hugs hugs :)))))))))))

Wow, sorry for such a sad post! I promise my next post will be happier! I think I need an voice-activated keyboard as typing is excruciating on my wrists!  I wish everyone a blessed and wonderful weekend.

judy

8 comments:

Antony said...

Hi Judy - A sad post indeed and no apology needed. I hope you find some rest and some pain relief this weekend x

HiHoRosie said...

My sincere condolences to your sister and family. So very sad. Prayers and peace for you all. Hope you take care as well and are on the mend.

outdoor.mom said...

i'm sorry for your family. our prayers are with you!

blessedmama said...

Judy, I'm so sorry everyone is going through this. I will also pray for you, your sister and nephew and the whole family. I really hope your pain eases up. Thanks for letting us know what's going on, so we can continue to pray for current things.

Lisa is Raw on $10 a Day (or less!) said...

Judy, I'm so sorry about your bother in law ... and sorry you're having a hard time with the RA. Raw isn't necessarily a panacea. I hope it all gets better for you.

Kristen's Raw said...

Oh, I'm so sorry on both counts... your brother in law and that raw wasn't helping your condition. Bummer. Well, perhaps raw in general isn't working, but maybe hemp in your diet and some other foods with essential fatty acids, etc (and things like cutting out dairy) will help?

Sending you love,
Kristen

Laura said...

Judy, I came across the link to your blog from a post you made on the RA Warrior site. Thank you for doing this type of blog. I'm new to the whole RA kind of life and have so many questions.

I'm sorry for the loss of your brother-in-law. When my sister passed away a year ago, I seemed to get one flare after another. I think it was the stress that brought them on. I am praying for peace in your heart during this time, and for everyone in your family.

outdoor.mom said...

missing your blog posts :-) hope all is okay. sorry again about your family member....