Just some dumb familiar old autoimmune nonsense
Monday August 03rd 2020, 9:59 pm
Filed under: Life,Lupus

Every now and then my lupus reminds me it’s still there and I still have to stay out of the sun. 2:17 a.m., woke up with pleuritis sharp enough that lying on my side felt like it was breaking my ribs. Same on the other side. Man, I reminisced silently into the dark, this used to be my normal life for months at a time and how did I even deal with that but it’s been years and hasn’t it been nice.

(So why is it doing it now. Yes I overdid it to exhaustion Saturday. So what. Stop it.)

Isn’t it nice that being on my back is okay? Except that there was no falling asleep that way, and any time I started to I rolled onto my side and Groundhog Day-ed the scene.

The sun came up.

The best thing about today was that it will have gotten me through to tomorrow, where I’ll get more done. And my lungs almost didn’t hurt at all.

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I am sorry you had to deal with that pain.

Please take it easy and see it all in the perspective of a marathon: long distance, not a sprint.

You are much loved and needed.

Comment by Suzanne in Montreal 08.04.20 @ 5:55 am

I’m so hoping you were able to sleep last night and today is a much better day.

Comment by DebbieR 08.04.20 @ 6:12 am

The body is pretty clear sometimes about what one should do or stop doing. Take it easy.

Comment by ccr in MA 08.04.20 @ 7:07 am

It happens to me with migraines.

Sometimes we just get carried away, totally forgetting the limits we *know* are good for us, and suddenly the body says “excuse me???” Hope you feel better soon.

Comment by Chris S in Canada 08.04.20 @ 9:51 am

I’ve had to choose my sleeping positions pretty carefully for the past week. I tested the local gravity, and everyone will be glad to know, it’s working just fine. But it didn’t affect my breathing at all. I hope you start feeling better very soon.

Comment by LauraN 08.04.20 @ 5:36 pm

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