I went in for a regular check up with Dr. J, and he did is his regular check up moves, and I couldn't help but notice the lack of pain where there is usually lots of it. then Dr. J casually slipped "I think we've done it" into the conversation. say what? back that truck up, Dr. J.
I won't bore you with the details, but let's just say the conversation was a happy and hopeful one. we need blood work to confirm, but it's looking like we've showed RA who is boss. and it's me. well, mostly Dr. J, but also a little me because I'm the one who has to take all the pills and all the shots. and while I'll never be free of RA, I sure do look forward to the day when it's an afterthought, not a dominating, debilitating, and defining presence in my life.
so now all I have to say is YAHOOOO!
if this disease has taught me anything, it's that the unexpected and disappointing can always be right around the corner, so I haven't started planning a remission party quite yet. but more importantly, God's faithfulness, sovereignty, and provision have been so evident in my life as I stumble along this path before me. even when I'm not looking for Him, he's there. what a comfort, what a joy. and more than anything, I will celebrate this gift of good news that HE has given me.
// the over-use of caps lock and exclamation points in this post will not be apologized for.