After over six years of suffering from Lupus, it still surprises me.
And not in a good way.
Lupus is like a grab-bag door prize at a baby shower. You just never know what you’re gonna get.
Yesterday, I started having some pain and irritation on my right eye. When I finally looked in the mirror, I discovered a particularly painful rash over my eyelid.
Who gets a rash on their friggin’ eyelid?!
Well, apparently me.
It doesn’t itch like poison ivy. Instead, it hurts like a bitch.
And it isn’t like I can put hydrocortisone on it.
I feel like Wilhelmina Slater from Ugly Betty.
The good thing about a Lupus rash is it does go away after a day or so. Although ordinarily, I get them across my cheeks and over the bridge of my nose. I’ve never had one on my eyelid before. And between you, me and the lamp post, I don’t ever want to again.
In the meantime, reading – especially off a computer screen – is just a wee bit difficult since my eye is watering, I can’t stop blinking and the lid is drooping down like I suffered a stroke.
Plus it’s taking all my energy not to rub my eye and make it worse.
It’s the disease that keeps surprising you.
Maybe it’s just as well.
The news is only making me angry. And I’m thinking emotional upheaval isn’t good for gals with Lupus.
So have a lovely Saturday, everybody.
And pray that this stupid rash clears up soon.
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