Yesterday, I was set to go to the Revlon Walk for Women to take pictures of my co-workers, but I woke up in dreadful pain. When we got to the event, I could barely walk because I was in so much pain. By the time we got to the location, everyone was gone. I forgot to bring the fliers I had planned to hand out about Lupus Awareness Day.
Then I thought that today I would go and put up posters around the neighborhood, but my family took me to brunch, and I came home and slept for five hours. My brain has far more ambition than my body. It's not too late to put up posters for Lupus Awareness Month, so I think I'm going to go do that when I'm done writing here.
As I said, my brain has far more ambition than my body. Yesterday, I had planned to go to a party after the Revlon Walk, but I just couldn't do it. My joints were aching, and I had a fever. I told my husband to let me sleep for 15 minutes and then we could go. I woke three hours later. I felt so bad because when I miss events when I promised I would be there, I feel like a flake.
With lupus, you really have to learn to forgive yourself when you just don't feel well enough to do something. I'm forgiving myself a great deal this weekend!
If you have more energy than I seem to have right now, please help out by posting fliers about Lupus Awareness Month. You can find fliers here on the Lupus Foundation of America Web Site.