Most of the time lupus is an unpredictable disease. It can be tricky to diagnose (did I spell that word right?), it can be hard to tell which illness is lupus related or if you are sick just cuz you are sick like a normal person would be sick. You can have blood tests that appear normal when in fact things are really totally out of whack in your system, conversely, your blood can be totally out of whack and you can feel just fine.
Here comes the predictable part. Life around our house has been really stressful as of late. Those of you who follow my blog, know that my mother in law has gone completely bonkers, my step son has been a bit of a handful, our business has been busy to say the least and I am at my wits end. I know in my gut that I need to slow down, that I need to take a break and rest but I haven’t been…..so……BAM my lupus decided to slow me down. Yesterday my face hurt. I know strange. Not so strange for me really. But it did. I just felt strange. My skin hurt. The skin around my hair line felt strange and i was extra tired. But nothing LOOKED out of the ordinary. Then this morning I woke up and I had sores all over my face.
Here’s what happens. I get boils. They pop open and I get sores. So, I have one on my chin and several by my right eye. One by my nose. And it feels as if I have been punched in the eye. And my hair line is all read and blotchy. Not pretty. And I am exhausted. So, today I am in bed….all day in bed. Lupus knocked me down. It kicked me in the butt. I guess it is what I needed to get me to slow down and take care of me!
Yesterday my husbands brother came down from Flagstaff to “help” with his mom…guess what…he was no help. He believed her stories of us having all her money. So that just stressed him out more. So, I am going back to sleep. Take care all. Oh and…this is what lupus looks like!