All this summer has been full of pain. I try to do my best to keep up with everything, but it is hard when I am always hurting. I have so many chronic illnesses that I hesitate to even make a list of them because it might scare me! I spend a lot of time in the hospital, in the ER and at the doctors but nothing seems to help.
I do try as hard as I can to keep moving. I have a garden, pets and I go swimming every day. It seems like the heat never lets up, so it is nice to feel the cool water and to feel the hot sun on my sore bones. I wish my insides would behave as nicely as the rest of me.
Here are my tomatoes:Here is my walking partner:

It is hard not to be thankful with these two things to keep me going.

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Comment by SEAGATOR on July 14, 2014 at 4:39pm

Elleb you are always in my prayers. It seems be both have troubles. I a, an expert now in the wheelchaiir but want to get out of it soon. Your gardeb looks lovely.You do so many things it is a shame you are hurting so much. One day I will learn how to type. I see a few errors. Take good care of yourself. HUGS,Reed

Comment by Judith in Portland on July 14, 2014 at 4:49pm

My heart is with you, dear one......

Comment by Trudy on July 14, 2014 at 5:15pm

Hi Ellen, I admire your determination to keep going without the cooperation of your insides! We just planted our two Rosemarys. Thinking of you and yours, Ammi and Zen.

Comment by Kathy on July 14, 2014 at 6:39pm

You are a strong woman and a dear friend to many.
Much love and healing in the days to come.

Comment by Tamra on July 14, 2014 at 7:18pm

"Just keep swimming, just keep swimming" :D It is when we stop doing those things we love and can do that we must start to truly worry. I understand your struggle, you are not alone. I wish I could magically make us all safe, happy, and healthy again.

Comment by rick the "Blogabetic" on July 15, 2014 at 2:39am

Ellen, I want some of your tomatoes. No not really, I always say that, because I love tomatoes, but you know if you want to send some to (oh never mind). I am glad you are out and about, being out and about is one of the best ways to get better. Thanks for the lovely blog and about those tomatoes.........rick

Comment by lotsofshots on July 15, 2014 at 4:39am

I must say that another thing that keeps me happy and keeps me trying in spite of everything are the wonderful friends that I have made here. I know a lot of you have difficulties. We need just to remember to keep putting one foot in front of the other and remember that life is a gift. Thanks everyone for caring. I care back 100 percent and more!

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