I love this weather. It is a lupus fighter’s dream…at least this lupus fighter. Here in Phoenix the heat and sun about kills me. I get migraines, my skin breaks out, I get sick to my stomach..it is bad news. But, this lovely cool weather, with the clouds and rain..I love it! I will admit that my joints get a little stiff from the cold, and I do have blue-ish fingers and toes when I get chilly, which is not really attractive, but…I don’t feel nearly as sick as when the heat is pouring in through every open pin hole around.
I was born and raised in MN….God’s country as we lovingly call it (lol). There was a lot of snow, a lot of cold. And, not knowing I had lupus for so many years I attributed a lot of my illness during the winter to just being a winter cold/flu season thing. I was, however, always sicker then everyone else…and more often. I was wrong…I had lupus. Now, living here in AZ I miss the season change, I miss the fall, and I even sometimes miss the winter. And, I still get sick as often as I did in MN…now it’s just different.
This year I hope that maybe I can manage to stay a little healthier….which really isn’t up to me!
Thanks to everyone who prayed for my dad while he was in the hospital. He is out now, and doing really well. I was preparing myself for another year of sadness without mom and dad being sick…but he has once again bounced back with his unbelievable strength. I think he must have 100 lives or something.
Be careful out there in this weather! But enjoy it!