Checking In

Checking In

I’m just checking in real quick to let you guys know I’m not dead.

I got struck down by a particularly painful Lupus flare on Sunday that has pretty much crippled me. Not exactly an auspicious start to the new year, is it?


Hopefully, this annoying flare will simmer the heck down in another day or so and I’ll be fighting fit again.

Until that happens, my day consists of plowing through the work for my paying job then retiring to the couch to lie in whatever position is the least uncomfortable for me while binge-watching “Waking the Dead” on Britbox. Do I know how to have a good time or what?

It’s times like these that I wish I could take narcotics for pain. Tylenol is about as effective on this Lupus flare as spit on a forest fire.

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6 thoughts on “Checking In

  • January 4, 2022 at 1:33 pm

    Sorry to hear you’re sofa-bound. Hope Daisy is taking good care of you.

  • January 4, 2022 at 6:54 pm

    Hoping you feel better real soon.

  • January 4, 2022 at 8:08 pm

    hope you feel better soon!

  • January 4, 2022 at 11:20 pm

    Hope you’re feeling better now!

    Not to compare your Lupus agony to anything, because in daily life I can only throw out accommodating restless leg syndrome as a relative minor annoyance. But please, get some better TV series content for your sofa binges.

    The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Ozark, Breakout Kings, Bridgerton, Mr. Robot, etc. Yes, it’s an eclectic list. However, to suggest watching Breaking Bad for the third time would just seems so common


  • January 5, 2022 at 10:18 am

    So sorry to hear that Lupus is taking you for a spin again. Hope you feel better soon. I may be joining that ride in the near future- not Lupus, but possibly small fiber neuropathy. I’ve developed numbness, tingling, burning, and at times, stabbing pain in my feet, and it’s gradually progressing up my leg. It’s kind of surreal to see your neurologist stab a safety pin repeatedly up your leg and feel no pain until he reaches your knee cap. Also fun was when my long time endocrinologist (thank you thyroid disease) looked at me for a moment with fear in her eyes as we discussed my symptoms. That woman is normally unflappable. I’m told that this disease spreads to the hands and arms, and other body parts, and that I’m now at risk for falls. When I head into cane and walker territory, I plan to “pimp my ride” and bedazzle both. I’m currently going through months of testing before the diagnosis will be fully confirmed. I’ve read about the medications typically prescribed for the eventual and frequent excruciating pain, including opioids. All have major, very bad side effects. One thing I do know. There is no way in hell that I am ever taking oxy or any other opioid. Down that path lies addiction, destruction of all that I hold dear, and death. Do not go down that road. Those taking it say it does no good any way for
    the pain. Meanwhile, I guess I better get my binge worthy tv series line up ready. My suggestions: Call the Midwives, All Creatures Great and Small, Grantchester, Dexter, Outlander, and Expanse. Take good care.

  • January 7, 2022 at 10:09 am

    Hope you’re feeling much better, Dianny. Blessings and best wishes to you.

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