There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends.
I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature.
~ Jane Austen

Sunday, January 24, 2010

More rain...more pain

I have been under the weather so to speak...when Lupus flares up you have no energy...all you want to do is sleep and more sleep. The meds can make sleep even worse. Since the weather has been rainy, this causes your body to ache even more than normal...if there is a normal. One day your pain will be in your back muscles and the next can in your legs. Lupus flares can last for days and even weeks for some. It can be depressing since most of the time you feel isolated from family and friends, no creative muse...you just want to stay home. I am so thankful for a patient and loving DH. He really takes care of me when I can't get around the house or do things for him or the dear Bostons.


Sorry for the down post this evening. Just wanted you to have a peek at the pain with Lupus...and why I don't post as often as I would like on my blog. I am hoping to scan some vintage postcards and greetings cards to share with you later this week. The one positive thing we did this weekend...Gulf Shores is booked for July!

Wishing you a wonderful week!
Hugs, Sharon

13 comments:

Vanessa said...

Hi Sharon, sorry to hear about that. Hope you feel better soon. Love, Vanessa

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Hi Sharon,
Glad to hear that you will be taking a vacation...we haven't gone on one for a couple of years...the real estate market has to turn around SOON!!!
Sorry to hear that your Lupus is acting up.
Take care.
Warmly,
Deb :)

Tracy said...

I live just minutes from Gulf Shores! Sorry to hear about your lupus flaring up. I have Rheumatoid Arthritis and can relate somewhat. Hope you feel better soon!

♥ Noelle ♥ said...

sorry to hear you've been feeling so yucky! at one point i had many symptoms of lupus and was very scared. it turned out that i had a combo of pcos and insulin resistance that was tearing me down.

hope you feel better soon!

Pat @ My Tattered Elegance said...

I am so sorry you are not up to par. I know how you feel. I have been under the weather for a little over two weeks. Went for tests Friday and will see the Dr. on Tuesday. I'm not in pain, just cold and want to sleep all time. Hope the weather gets warm and sunny early this year. You take care.
Love and hugs, Pat

sjmcdowell said...

Hi Sharon,

I want to thank you for posting
about your Lupus, it is a very hard thing to deal with pain all the time I understand as I have pain all the time too. I find my art is very theraputic for me but on my bad days that does not even help. God bless you and I do not feel quite as alone now reading your post.
I was diagnosed with a positive ANA
about three years ago now, and suffer with pain all the the time.
one Dr. has said I have Lupus the other Dr. is leaning more towards
RA, I also have Fibromyalgia among other various annoying physical problems. Can you believe I finally
got all of my Christmas things put away...took too long for me this time. Anyway...thanks Sharon and
a very careful but big hug to you
dear lady!! Love Susan in Georgia.

Lorrie said...

I'm so sorry you're feeling achy. I think it's good to share reality sometimes on blogs, even though we all like posting positive things. Life is often hard.
I hope you'll be feeling better this week.

blessings,
Lorrie

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Dear Sharon:
I'm so sorry to hear about your painful illness. My heart goes out to you, and I'll say a prayer that you feel better soon. Take care of yourself.
xoxo
Donna

luvsvintage said...

Sharon,
I couldn't believe my eyes when your blog was the first that met my eyes when I decided to post my the pics of my new finds. Thank you for blogging about lupus, I have Sjogren's Syndrome, my mom has lupus. I just began blogging about my illness for myself on my blog page. I've labeled it "4me-Sjogren's Syndrome Diary" cause it's not always a fun, uplifting and thought it should come with a warning for those looking for something happy! :) Anyway I'm grateful for your post because I haven't worked for going on 2 years and the house does get lonely. And I do hate the way a flare up impedes my cognitive ability...my creativity fly's right out the window. I feel a bit more at home on the blog circuit after reading your blog. I've only been blogging since last December. Thanks so very much. dawnlyne-Washington

Beverly said...

So sorry to hear about your pains and trouble getting around. I will be praying for you to feel better. Planning a getaway helps think of times when you will feel better.
Appreciate what you do post here and come back when you feel better.

Shirley said...

Sharon, Just wanted to let you know that I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. It does a person good to talk about what ails them because there are others who have illness just like yours. I have back pain that I deal with and hopefully will get some answers tomorrow when I see the doctors. I belong to a support group that help because we are there for each other. You take care

VintageCrafter said...

Hi Sharon,
I'm so sorry that you aren't feeling well. I can only imagine how awful it must be. Take care of yourself!
~Carol

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

Sharon,

I am so very sorry you are not feeling well. I will pray for you. Hope you can be able to create some of your beautiful tags. I so love them. ...m..