Fighting The Demon Hidden Within Me
Tonight’s monthly writer’s challenge Blogapalooz is to spend one hour only writing about that One Thing You Hate But Can’t Live Without…
I thought long and hard on this one before I came to my topic choice. It’s something I spoke of a lot in the past, but not so much anymore. I’d rather try to forget it.
I have rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and I wish I did not. It is the Demon within me, and it’s much scarier than you may think if you know nothing about it.
The thing I must rely on but can’t live without is my rheumatoid arthritis medication.
It frightens me to take it. It has potentially terrifying side effects – like cancer, liver failure, and multiple sclerosis.
But as much as I hate swallowing those little pale yellow pills once a week, and taking that epi-pen like injection, I know I can feel like my old self again, and fool myself into forgetting I have this disease. The Demon is pushed down and can’t hurt me.