Five Minute Fridays: Ache

March 2, 2012

I thought I’d try a new meme this week. It will actually go well with some blogs I plan to do with the photos I took this week.

So the Gypsy Mama gives a topic and we’re to write, unfiltered and unedited for 5 minutes and then link back to her, giving encouragements to other bloggers.

The topic this week is Ache. Here goes:

So on a scale of 0-10 with 0 being no pain, and 10 being the worst pain you can possibly imagine, where are you on that scale? Surprisingly, I’m a 1. A month ago I was probably a 3/4 with the pain in my joints being a dull ache that had me waiting for the prednisone to kick in each morning and taking it again at night to be comfortable enough to sleep.

I am ecstatic to be a 1. These are normal everyday aches and pains. Okay, maybe having my pectoral muscles hurt because we just upped my weight (boy, can’t remember the exercise name to save my life at the moment!) is not normal but it feels good. It is a good ache. It means I am transforming my body through hard work.

It is not like the pain I was feeling as my body was turning against itself.

Ache. These are the aches of growing old at a normal pace, not at a pace that will age me before my time. I can live with these.

I can live with the 5-second sting as the Enbrel enters the large muscles of my thighs. I can live with the relief of the aches.

Done. (But I can’t resist spell check!)


  1. Glad for you that you are a 1 too!

  2. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I’m on Enbrel too…it’s an amazing drug…a blessing from God.

    • It has been a blessing. I’m so happy I don’t have to just accept the pain but it is so hard to be patient when you are in pain. I know that is a lesson He has been trying to teach me. I’m so grateful for the doctors He has put in my life as we go through this.

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