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    Thank you for all you do.

    I keep meaning to pop into Chronic Tonic so I'll double my effort to do that.

    New Year's is tough on me for a number of reasons some related to the chronic illness thing.

    But for a giggle, here's a poem I have posted before to my wonderful husband who has not only put up with my multiple autoimmune failures but went through his own cancer diagnosis and surgery this summer.

    Things had seemed bleak and I know he got it when I asked him to get the guns out of the house.  So when he was away on a quick business trip I sent him this:

    (A note for the symptomology - I have type 1 diabetes, systemic lupus, Sjogren's, POTS (or rather undifferentiated dysautonomia with chronic tachycardia, diabetic cataracts and background retinopathy, neuropathy, and gastroparesis.)

    I thunked that I still got a rush -
    You'd look at me, my face would flush.
    Turns out that was a malar rash
    Or, sometimes, POTS-induced hot flash.
    The dulcet sound of angels singing
    Is tinnitus.  My ears are ringing.
    Those times I act completely gorked
    Are not a state of lust uncorked.
    Could be my sugar's really low.
    At least I make a great floor show!
    When I see two of you it's not
    Because you have a twin that's hot!
    That constant itch I feel, alas,
    Is not a need to make a pass.
    When my heart pounds inside my chest,
    It's not just cuz I love you best.
    My autonomic systems foiled
    Does not mean that our love is spoiled.
    So never doubt you're still the shiz
    You're where my effed up heartbeat is!

    Party like it's 1929!

    by arielle on Wed Dec 31, 2008 at 03:02:21 PM PST

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