If Doesn’t Kill You …

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White Winter

The winter season in the NW has been cold and wet. Lots of rain, with some white here in there. It is a reminder the temperatures have been below freezing during the day and night.

I have been trying to hide from sick people. I want to avoid another month-long adventure of cough, antibiotics, and sleepless nights. Still, I was not successful in my endeavor. My kids got the infamous bug, and so did I. Purel and Clorox was not enough.

While I keep reminding myself of the importance of protecting myself and my health, how can I not physically be by my children’s side when they need me? I can’t.

I get scared every time I get sick, as I never know when it’s going to end. It is a dangerous slope, and in a matter of days, I get sicker, and I will continue to be ill longer after everyone else heals.

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Lupus Ups and Downs

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Roller Coaster

My health has been unstable for the past few weeks. I know this is the nature of the “beast”: on-going lupus flares, body pain, lots of meds … but this time they all came together at once, and I felt dragged into a very deep hole.

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Winter and I

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Winter

Winter

The Pacific Northwest, where I currently live, has lush green tones in a varied palette of colors that only nature can create. The smell of wet grass perfumes the air everywhere.

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