Monday, September 19, 2011

Movie: Love & Other Drugs

I got the chance to watch Love & Other Drugs last night and I really liked it.  It took me awhile to get into it but then it really hit home.  I'm a sucker for romantic comedies so I knew I would like that aspect of the movie but at first I almost turned it off.  But when the movie started to tell more about Maggie and her having Parkinson's Disease that's where I got more into it.

I have Ankylosing Spondylitis which is a long-term disease that causes inflammation of the joints between the spinal bones, and the joints between the spine and pelvis. It eventually causes the affected spinal bones to join together.  Like Maggie I have days where I feel like I can't do anything without needing help.  I want to take care of my family and not have them worry about taking care of me, atleast not until I'm really old!  It scares me that even with the meds I will continue to get worse and there is no cure. 

I read the forums with others that have Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) and my symptoms are nothing compared to some peoples and that too scares me.  My kids are 2 and 3 and I want to be able to always be there whenever they need me.  One of the symptoms of AS is fatigue which is no fun for anyone to deal with.  It makes me want to cry when I'm so tired all I want to do is lay down and my kids are still going at full speed.  I just try to suck it up and do all that I can to make it thru the day.

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