Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Hi Lupies

I know it has been a while since I've written, but it was a challenge for me to keep on schedule when I sprained my ankle. When it first happened, I did all this research on lupus and injuries. I wondered how an injury would be different for someone with lupus. In all my research, I didn't find anything, so I thought it all would be fine. Then I woke up the next morning.

I was too dizzy to use my crutches when I woke up, so I had to crawl on my knees to get breakfast, or I had to have someone get it for me. That was extremely agitating, but you do what you have to do, right?

I'm off the crutches now, but I'm still in a brace. It looks like I'm anemic again, so my doctor wants me to go into the hematologist again. Loads of fun!

Next week, I'll be on the road. Geoff and I are taking Aja up north for her college orientation. Both of my kids will be away in college. Unbelievable!

Take care Lupies.


Monday, June 8, 2009

Sprained Ankle

Hi Lupies:

I've been having a fun few weeks.  Not!  After feeling down with the infections, I started to feel better this past Friday.  I was so excited about this weekend because I felt well enough to go out and do things. 

Friday night, my family and I went out to see "Up".  Cute movie.  My husband wanted to see "The Hangover" too, but I didn't have enough energy for two movies.  The next day, I dressed up for Carnevale at Venice Beach.  (Yes, that's how good I was feeling.)  I was feeling so happy to feel better, I was determined to make the best of it.  My daughter was embarrassed to be seen with me.  Sometimes, it's just good to look and be silly.  Especially when you're lupie.  Saturday night, my husband and I went to the theater to see a musical western.  Geoff tried to talk me out of it since I'd gone to Carnevale that day, but I told him I was only at Carnevale for an hour, and I rested for the remainder of the day, so I was good to go.

The theater wasn't a big theater, it was a small independent theater.  Right before the show, I thought I'd run to the ladies' room so I wouldn't have to worry about needing to go during the show, I walked through the door to the ladies room and hit the ground because right behind the door, there was a set of steps.  They should warn people about this!  I ended up spraining my ankle and spending the evening in the Emergency Room.  The doctor said I'm going to be on crutches for a month.  Woohoo!

Yesterday, I spent the day in a Vicodin haze with my foot elevated.  I was bummed because I missed the Dodgers' game.  I am missing more than I'm making this year.    I was just so tired from the Vicodin.  Also, it would have taken a lot of energy to wander around the stadium on crutches.  The Dodgers got killed yesterday anyway.  It's also just best with lupus and injuries to rest and take care of yourself.

Today, I'm off to work.  That should be fun!

Take care Lupies.