Dianny’s Two-week Lupus Flare

Dianny’s Two-week Lupus Flare

For the last two weeks, I have been enduring a persistent, un-ending Lupus flare that has kicked my ass so hard, my poor body is completely knackered.

There isn’t an inch of me that this two-week Lupus flare hasn’t hammered.

For Pete’s sake, the palms of my hands got swollen. How does that happen?! Have you ever tried holding onto something when your palms are swollen? Fortunately, nothing I’ve dropped has broken … yet.

I can’t remember the last time I had a Lupus flare last this long. But it hasn’t been recently, that much I can tell you.

You probably already noodled it out that Lupus was terrorizing me since I haven’t been posting much these last two weeks. And you’d have been right.

It takes me about five hours to get through the work for my paying job. And by the time I’m done, hoo-boy, I barely have the energy to stay upright let alone stay here at my desk writing for Patriot Retort.

This flare has been so bad, for the past week, by two in the afternoon, I’m falling asleep on the couch like an eighty-year-old grandma.

Anyroad.

I just wanted to check in and let you know that, though I might feel like it right about now, I’m not dead yet. Though I am at the point where I occasionally wish someone would kill me. Or at the very least knock me unconscious so I can get a break from the constant, inescapable pain.

Since I don’t work on the weekend, I’m hoping I can expend the energy I use on weekdays for my paying job to actually get some new material posted here. That’s my plan anyway. Lupus, however, may have different weekend plans in mind.

The only thing to do when a Lupus flare hits is ride it out until it passes. Admittedly, the ride usually doesn’t last two freaking weeks.

So now I’m going to lie down on the couch and rest my worn-out body. No doubt I’ll be nodding off like grandma by two.

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10 thoughts on “Dianny’s Two-week Lupus Flare

  • April 8, 2022 at 1:29 pm
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    May it pass quickly.

    • April 8, 2022 at 2:00 pm
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      I passed the Quickly exit so long ago, it’s not even in the rearview mirror. But thanks!

  • April 8, 2022 at 1:30 pm
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    Here’s hoping you feel better SOON!

  • April 8, 2022 at 1:32 pm
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    Prayers for your recovery. We need your humor.

  • April 9, 2022 at 4:16 pm
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    I wish I could say I know what it feels like to have swollen palms but I cannot.

    So I did some reading and the same anti malarial medicine that has been banned from use against the damn virus might be effective for you, but I’m sure you are aware of that.

    • April 9, 2022 at 6:45 pm
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      I’m on 2 meds. One is an anti-malarial.

      • April 10, 2022 at 1:39 pm
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        Not that it’s the same,
        my wife suffered with psoriasis on her hands and the doc told her to use a steroid cream which really didn’t do much. Neither of us was crazy about slathering steroids on her hands 24 hours a day especially when it was ineffective. So I began to read and found out that psoriasis is cell growth that is out of control.

        I also recalled reading somewhere else that the government was allowing farmers to add growth hormone to livestock feeds so …. Cells on a rampage and drinking milk that was possibly feeding the cells with growth hormones made sense to my little brain so I looked for a better quality of milk from any dairy that claimed they didn’t use the stuff to feed their cows !

        I told my wife what I was thinking and after about a week of the drinking the “good stuff “ the psoriasis began to subside. We tested our theory by switching back and forth between milks and the outcome was the same after 3 attempts, and she hasn’t had any recurring problems for several years .

        The doctor scoffed and said something about a silly coincidence so we stopped going to her

        I’m only saying something used everyday triggered the growth and now my wife looks for her milk fix from small local sources

  • April 9, 2022 at 7:15 pm
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    Bless your heart, lady.

    I hated them when I was a kid, but seven decades later, I’ve only recently learned to appreciate afternoon naps.

    Hope you feel better soon.

  • April 10, 2022 at 2:29 am
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    You want to share your gift of writing and art, not drop sleep or writhe in agony. Others also will again enjoy a “dopamine hit of the day” when your health allows a pleasant return to the keyboard.

    Well, it’s been too long. Am I right?

    ..

  • April 10, 2022 at 10:26 pm
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    That sucks!
    Let’s hope this is a one-off and never to happen again. 💕

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