I got up today to get the kids ready for school and start my day. I had lots of chores to do around the house. After the kids left I realized I am to tired to do anything else. In the last month, my SLE has been flaring up and I have been experiencing fatigue and pain. For those of you that don't know what SLE (systemic lupus erythematosus) is it is an autoimmune disease (like MS) that attacks health tissue and organs in your body.Although the disease affects everyone differently, fatigue is a common symptom. I felt pretty good for the past few years only with slight joint pain. When my family went to the Bahamas for vacation last month I could tell I would be flaring up because my tongue started to true white and get sores all over it. Then the hips were all inflamed and I was walking like an old lady, now the hair is falling out in clumps.
Anyway back to the story, Usually I just push myself past it and work anyway; but, today I think going back to bed will be my gift to myself. I slept until 11:30 than helped my husband move furniture. Its not often that I can help him with stuff like that, so I felt happy that I could. I also pick up a few book on alternative medicine and call my mother to discuss how increasing or balancing the body energy (as seen in Chinese medicine) can help with auto-immune diseases. Like me my mother also suffers from multiple AI diseases. This is something we will explore more of together. Did you know western medicine is the only science that does not explore the bodies own natural energy for healing. I am looking into this because I don't want to be put on more pills and my poor mother wants to get off of some of hers. She takes about 50 different pills a day. I half jokingly told her "No offence but I do not want to be like you when I grow up". I scares me sometime seeing her barely walking around with her cane and she is only 54. I really don't want to be like that and I am so scared for my children because I don't want them to have this disease.
The gift I receive today, My Dr. called with the result of my follow up liver test and all looks good, it must have been the tylanol. I had no idea that was bad for you when taken regularly, you live and learn I guess. Anyway, no more test needed which is good.