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Today I Love Those Medications

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Today I love those medications that keep my pain at bay and allow me to get through the day. I love that my arthritis pain reminds me that I am still here and still moving. I love how easy it is to lose my thoughts in things I’ve done when pain reminds me of my activities. I love that memories are good medicinal augmentation. I really love that caffeine augments many pain medications. I love that the medication I took last night allowed me to sleep right through the night without waking to any twinges or aches and I am rested today. I love that the twinges and aches I feel are subdued somewhat this morning and though they may need to be knocked down a bit before the day is over, that is yet to be seen and may not happen. I love that when my joints ache I am still able to joke a bit about them, and I know the pain will recede when I stop working hard and take a few minutes off. I love that, so far, medication has kept me going in so many ways. I love that I am still going strong and have no intention of stopping any time soon.

Today I love that the new kitchen suddenly became much more of a reality over the last two days and now we are installing electrical things like the new oven. I love how we keep moving things into the cupboards and then we find more space that we can fill. I love how many cupboards there are and how many places they are in. I love that we have been looking forward to this new change for a while but now it is becoming much more real and we are enjoying the transition from “wouldn’t it be nice” to “Won’t it be nice.”

Today I love that this day is cold and fresh out but is very bright and sunny and the light is streaming into the new kitchen area and making promises of inviting space and happy times. I love that every time I think of something I love, this renovation impacts on my thoughts and adds to the joy. I love oranges. I love biscuits. I love good movies. I love that I have four books on the go right now and all of them are good in their own way. I love that when I make an effort I can come up with things I love that aren’t overshadowed by the current goings on in my life. I love the way the world is flexing its muscles and showing off its resilience.

Today I love drinking coffee and keeping busy doing things that make a difference here despite the pain of arthritis and being determined not to take the medication available to me until I am done using the pain to keep me going.

Today I Love Those Medications

Kelly Babcock

I was born in the city of Toronto in 1959, but moved when I was in my fourth year of life. I was raised and educated in a rural setting, growing up in a manner I like to refer to as free range. I live in an area where my family history stretches back 6 or more generations. I was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 50 and have been both struggling with the new reality and using my discoveries to make my life better. I write two blogs here at Psych Central, one about having ADHD and one that is a daily positive affirmation that acts as an example of finding the good in as much of my life as I possibly can.

Find out more about me on my website: writeofway.

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Babcock, K. (2020). Today I Love Those Medications. Psych Central. Retrieved on May 27, 2020, from


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