Lupus Awareness Month

For the month of May I was going to post something about Lupus every day, but my Lupus had other ideas! All of last week I felt like crap. I was nauseated, had a fever and wicked heartburn. I got heartburn from eating peanut butter toast with a glass of water. And no, I am not pregnant because there is another part of the equation that is missing for me to be pregnant. Those symptoms sound very much like the flu, yes? That is what I deal with as part of my Lupus. Sometimes I’m not even sure what my nausea is from, it could be the disease itself or my medications.

Literally, everything is a SURPRISE with Lupus. Including when it decides to be active, or when it decides to take it down a notch. It is extremely frustrating if you are a planner, like yours truly. It didn’t bother me so much when it wasn’t too active while I held a full time job. But ever since when my Lupus became more active and it forced me to stop working, I have had to learn to fly by the seat of my pants. I have had to take one day at a time and sometimes even one moment at a time.

So NOW for the month of May, I plan on posting bits of info and/or pictures relating to my illness. I can’t promise you anything but will try my darn hardest. 🙂

 

On Facebook you can change your profile picture to help raise awareness. Yes, this is me.
On Facebook you can change your profile picture to help raise awareness. Yes, this is me.

 

What happens to someone with Lupus (taken from Lupus and Me Facebook page)
What happens to someone with Lupus (taken from Lupus and Me Facebook page)
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Author: paws2smile

I am a geeky animal lover and have an American Bulldog named Storm. Storm is my everything. She helps keep me sane by being my companion pet. I am an expert in chronic pain as I have Systemic Lupus, Fibromyalgia and migraines. I was diagnosed with Lupus in 2000 and the rest followed after that year.

10 thoughts on “Lupus Awareness Month”

  1. Sorry to hear it has flared up again. Many people do not understand the debilitating effect of a chronic illness, when you may look all right, but feel terrible.
    I hope you do get to post a few articles for us, so we can get to understand a little, what you are going thro.
    And hug your dog! 🙂

  2. Sounds like my years on the bathroom floor. Been much improved since gluten and dairy free (about 4 years). I have not eaten anything with 4 legs in 40 years (made my symptoms terrible). Also research candidea (yeast overgrowth). Not a cure but definitely helps with flares. – Lorian

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