Good for you, June. It's good to hear you sounding positive. You are making progress and once you take little steps, it's easier to build other little positive steps onto those. It sounds like you are doing what you need to take care of yourself. Sometimes it's hard to reach out and ask for help, but sometimes necessary...that was a hard lesson for me to learn for myself.
Lizzy, glad you found a med that give you some relief. I have tendinitis too (limited area, though...deQuervains) and it really frustrates me too that I have to limit things...especially now that I'm finally excited about being active!!
We take what we're given and change what we can, I guess.
And now that you don't have to be perfect, you can be good.