It has been awhile…..

My journey the past few months has been about listening to my body. Having a chronic illness is not easy but I am doing everything I can to make it as easy as it can be to live with. I have now been diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthiritis so that makes 4 autoimmune diseases. YAY ME! My medication is now Humira. I give myself an injection every 2 weeks. I dread it every other Thursday but it seems to be working better than plaquenil and methotrexate. Before my huge flare and diagnosis, I had lost a lot of weight and inches. I was feeling amazing and more confident than ever. Now with my medication, lots of sleep and lack of exercise, I have gained a lot of it back. I was so proud of myself last weekend when I walked 2 miles Saturday and again on Sunday. It was a huge milestone. I have continued to walk more and more at work and then today it came to a screeching halt. My body aches all over … pain is unreal. It is a watch movies and write a blog kinda day. Don’t get me wrong, I feel better than I have since July, but I have learned to listen to my body. Some days I go with only 7 hours sleep. Then it hits and I sleep 12 straight. I have no control. That is Lupus. If you push it one day you will pay ..maybe not the next day but it’s coming. Usually is the next though. The fatigue is something I can’t describe. And my diseases affect my knees and hands horribly. Pain some days is unbearable but I get up, get dressed and get on with my day. If I don’t I’ll sit and wallow in self pity. If I proceed with conquering the day, I will! See Lupies  don’t want to complain… we go on like nothing is wrong because you wouldn’t understand anyway. Just what we do. We do not like to complain….

Have an amazing day❤️

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