Some of you may be familiar with a television show on ABC called “Wipeout”. I actually have not seen this show myself, although over the years I have seen many variations of the theme. Basically, contestants run through an obstacle course full of dangers and surprises, to the delight of viewers.
“In the end, after being pummeled in the qualifier, thrashed in the second round, plastered in the grueling third set of obstacles, we cheer as the four finalists head for the big kahuna, the Wipeout Zone. The bright lights, big splashes and even tougher obstacles are jaw dropping. We truly feel for these tired contestants, hoping for our favorite to cross the finish line first, bringing home the title and cash on another week of Wipeout.”
Sometimes, living with rheumatoid arthritis seems like a never-ending episode of Wipeout.
Just this afternoon, that large swinging hammer came out of nowhere – and knocked me off the platform.
(And unlike the show, in my world the surfaces that I land on are not always padded.)
But once again, I pick myself up…and keep on moving forward.
Stay tuned…for the next adventure of Rheumatoid Arthritis Guy!