Autumn and its crisps, foggy mornings… The sound of geese calls, the sun illuminating the golden leaves, the pumpkin patches, the apple orchard, the apple pies and cobblers, the explosion of colours, the walks in the woods, the fun of Halloween and the children going trick-or-treating. That is autumn to me. A beautiful season that I love.
Winter is now at my doorstep, and In the middle of the harsh cold winter, when the wind blows fiercely and sleet lash my face, I will remember the warm days of the Indian summer
And in this vast expanse of white immensity, I will close my eyes and will perceive the vibrant and exuberant autumn colours
Autumn this year is exceptional with warm weather and many beautiful sunny days. I hope your autumn is as pleasant as it is here in Quebec, and that spring, for those in the southern hemisphere, is as pleasant as well.
On another note… September was our national arthritis month, and I wanted to raise awareness on the importance of consulting when the first symptoms appears. Arthritis is an illness I know too well, living with rheumatoid arthritis for the past thirteen years. Too many people with developing symptoms think there is nothing to do, that it is part of aging and we must endure it. It is true that it is part of aging, but it is absolutely false that there is nothing to do. There are many medications available to treat and prevent the evolution of this illness. There are many forms of arthritis, all treated differently. Even if you are moderately suffering from arthritis, it is important to consult to prevent further joint damage. Many general practitioners don’t take arthritis seriously enough, insist on seeing a rheumatologist. Left untreated, especially if you suffer from rheumatoid arthritis, it can very rapidly lead to joint damage and deformation. I know this by experience, having seen a joint of my right thumb deforming within the matter of a very few weeks. So if you are experiencing arthritis symptoms, don’t ignore it and consult.
I wish you all a beautiful week !