Easier Said Than Done: Simple Things That Seem Impossible

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barbellDoes anyone ever make a suggestion that they think sounds so easy? The idea is simple, but the reality is more complicated. Sometimes even I imagine it will be easy, until it’s time to do it.

Things people suggest for me to do that I find difficult. My brutally honest list.

  1. Call your insurance company. I sit there on the phone for hours every time & have to answer things like, “Oh your diagnosis is ‘arthritis’?”
  2. Give yourself a shot. I will, but I can’t look at the needle.
  3. Pick up something at the store. I really don’t mind, but my feet, hips, ankles, knees do.
  4. Swallow a new kind of pill. It’s scarier than it looks.
  5. Get yourself a dog. If I can’t take care of myself, I can’t take care of a dog.
  6. Just go get your nails done. There is no way I can hold my arms out longer than 1 minute. And don’t touch my hands.
  7. Pick out a new pair of shoes. Show me 1 that won’t touch any joints.
  8. Take all your vitamins. I’m just so sick of swallowing pills.
  9. Go to church. Go receive prayer for a miracle. Do I have to explain this?
  10. Stop thinking about your RA. It never stops screaming at me. Can’t you hear it?

Once upon a time, I could have done all of these things in one day – except for number 10, of course. Why do I feel like I’m doing something wrong?

What would be on your list of things that sound easy, but seem difficult?

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