Red faced
Friday April 30th 2010, 11:38 pm
Filed under: Friends,Life

Okay, No-Blog Rachel, the best part is your fault. I only had that cast-off to do. But I kept not doing it.

The good but bad part is, I found myself out unexpectedly in the sunlight in the afternoon–lupus alert!–in a chance encounter with a neighbor I’d wanted to talk to.  Good idea, bad timing and place.  After maybe 20 minutes my face was flaming into a painful sunburn, at which point I reluctantly excused myself.   I’m glad I had that conversation, very glad for a good neighbor, but when I’m reacting that hard that fast, I know what so often happens next. Maybe I should just go schedule the cardiologist appointment and beat it to it.

I will be highly relieved to have the next week or so turn out okay with no flare. Crossing my needles.  Tightly.

But in an antidote to that, I got a note from Rachel. The end result is, she is coming over here tomorrow to help me wind skeins and to simply have a good time hanging out, or rather, in.  Friend time, risk-free!

She felt bad that an earlier offer to do so hadn’t worked out till now. She had no way to know how much I would be needing, today more than any day in a long time, not to let resentment flare up hard against the lupus I can do nothing about.  Resentment that does no good for anybody.  Her timing was the perfect antidote.

And by golly, I wanted to show off that shawl enough, especially after she complimented the color in the comments, that it is finally now finished and blocking.

I needed that. Thank you, Rachel. I can’t wait!

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Oh no! Needles crossed you stay okay! Hope skein-winding helps.

Comment by LynnM 05.01.10 @ 1:17 am

Needles crossed here in MN, too. The no-sunlight condition seems one of the cruelist aspects of lupus.

Comment by twinsetellen 05.01.10 @ 5:02 am

Needles crossed for you, and I can’t wait either! See you this afternoon. 🙂


Comment by (formerly) no-blog-rachel 05.01.10 @ 7:08 am

We need to get you a parasol!

Comment by Serena 05.01.10 @ 8:17 am

A parasol, and maybe a mobile tent, or something.


When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes, and all your money. Then take half the clothes and twice the money.

Comment by Don Meyer 05.01.10 @ 9:26 am

Yesterday I was able to BY MYSELF lock and unlock the door and get down the ramp without falling off on the chair.
This means I can go for walks on my OWN now!

Comment by Diana Troldahl 05.01.10 @ 9:31 am

Oh no! Prayers out to keep the forecasted flare at bay. In the meantime, enjoy Rachel.

Comment by Channon 05.01.10 @ 10:43 am

I so hope there’s no flare. I hear you about the resentment.

Comment by RobinM 05.02.10 @ 3:34 pm

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