Drama queen
Tuesday March 15th 2011, 10:09 pm
Filed under: Life,Lupus

Doing my treadmill time last night, I was pleased at how energetic I felt. It had been a really good day.

Today so much not. Woke up with a sore throat and fever and the lupus went bonkers. I did a little email and put myself back to bed.

It went downhill fast from there. I couldn’t get up, I couldn’t even lift the phone from above my head in the headboard to call Richard. For hours. I finally willed myself to anyway, because it was so bad that the will to live kicked in and made me.

We just got back from Urgent Care and two IV bags of saline; my kidneys are working now, the heart is behaving, but if tomorrow is like today they want me to come back and get more.

I had Richard bring along a shawl project with me in case they admitted me at Stanford, but they didn’t. Hope springs eternal: can’t go anywhere without my knitting, even if.

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What someone needs to develop is a bluetooth headset that will work with your hearing aids. If you’re wearing it, you only need to be able to lift your hand up to your ear and press a button to call Richard or emergency services when needed.

Glad to know you’re feeling a bit better now!

Comment by Kathy in San Jose 03.15.11 @ 10:59 pm

Yes, like Kathy I’m glad you’re beginning to feel a bit better. I know you like to reply to comments but maybe for this post you can just silently accept the well-wishes and give your body the rest it needs to heal. If you do have extra energy, I know I’d like you to use it to make progress on the shawl.

Comment by LynnM 03.16.11 @ 1:28 am

What the other Lynn said. Just know that we love you and are praying for you.

Comment by Lynn 03.16.11 @ 3:49 am

I will pray that you feel better and stay well. Can you keep your cell phone by your side or in your pocket at all times for situations like yesterday?

Comment by Joansie 03.16.11 @ 5:12 am

I will have my fingers crossed that today is a better day.

Comment by ccr in MA 03.16.11 @ 5:41 am

Am thinking of you, and wishing you wellness. Blasted autoimmunity.

Comment by Knitnana 03.16.11 @ 5:44 am

Do so hope today is a better day!

Comment by India 03.16.11 @ 6:05 am

Hope you are feeling better today. Just rest and don’t worry about answering comments and emails. They’ll be there another day (just like dust bunnies!).

Comment by Jody 03.16.11 @ 6:24 am

Oh goodness!! I hope today is a MUCH better day. I stopped short of saying I hope you don’t need more IV fluids, because sometimes, that’s the fastest way to feel better…

Do rest. Know you’re well-loved and well-wishes surround you, and as others have said, don’t waste that precious energy on answering comments and emails. They’ll keep for a better day.

Comment by Channon 03.16.11 @ 7:01 am

You tell your kidneys and heart and your immune system to behave. And you need to figure out an easier phoning system–in pocket, hanging on a glasses chain–or we will have to start demanding that you email one of us every hour or two, or we panic. You are forbidden to just lie there and die!!! What would Parker say?

Comment by LauraN 03.16.11 @ 7:31 am

Overdid it. Not allowed. Rest, get better, think loving thoughts of baby boy. Get better.

Comment by Sherry in Idaho 03.16.11 @ 8:22 am

Rest. Relax. Perhaps it is time to seriously research mental telepathy. I’m praying for you.

Comment by Patricia Day 03.16.11 @ 9:02 am

I agree with everyone, REST, think happy thoughts,don’t over do,if you think it may be overdoing it, than it is. Grandmas are vips !!

Comment by kristy phipps 03.16.11 @ 9:05 am

What more could I possibly say? I agree with all of the above. However, maybe you can use a bit of Norman Cousins Therapy:

This is from a book of humor that LynnM sent me, and seems quite appropriate —

Having children gives your life a purpose. Right now my purpose is to get some sleep. And …

The most dangerous thing one can do is to leap a chasm in two leaps.

Comment by Don Meyer 03.16.11 @ 9:16 am

stop that. We want our Alison for much much much much much longer.

And don’t answer posts either. get better.

Comment by afton 03.16.11 @ 9:38 am

Today I’m grateful for the will to live, for Richard, and for urgent care (among other things, of course.)

Hope today is a better day.

Comment by robinm 03.16.11 @ 10:31 am

hoping today is a better day. take care ofyourself

Comment by Sandra 03.16.11 @ 11:15 am

You are in my thoughts and prayers. Hope you are feeling much better.


Comment by Julia 03.16.11 @ 2:13 pm

Oh, please, do get better soon! This sounds frightfully serious.

Comment by Madeline 03.16.11 @ 5:19 pm

No reply needed, love. Just {{{{{{Healing Hugs}}}}}}

Comment by Diana Troldahl 03.16.11 @ 5:26 pm

I know this is a few days late, but I just wanted to tell you that the title of this post was all wrong! A drama queen is one who manufactures drama and chaos in order to get attention (a teenage girl specialty!). What happened to you was not about manufactured drama, at least not from the sound of it. I waited a few days to tell you this so you wouldn’t try to respond while sick. Don’t feel you have to now either, because it doesn’t sound like you’re all the way well yet. Get all the way better first! Also, I’m really enjoying your pictures of Parker. What fun to have a grandbaby to brag about!

Comment by shadylady1216 03.18.11 @ 8:03 am

Alison – I’ve been out of touch, traveling for business, and am so sorry I haven’t been here for some virtual support! I am so sorry you are not well (but peeked ahead to see that you are improving, thankful I am of that!)!

Comment by twinsetellen 03.19.11 @ 1:05 pm

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