Thursday, February 18, 2010

Bed Rest

Hi Lupies:

I've just been plain overwhelmed the past few months. With work, school, and the kids, I've just had absolutely no time. Whoever says that your job with your kids ends when they turned 18 lied.

It seems that since I couldn't slow myself down, the doctor decided to do it for me. I'm on bed rest for the next two weeks. Bed rest is tough for someone as hopped up as I am. If I weren't feeling so crappy, I'd argue with it. As it is, I'm sleeping over 12 hours a day. Hopefully, it will get better within the next two weeks.

From what I can tell, I have two things going on. A few weeks ago, there was a cold going around the office, and about that time, I got a sore throat and just started feeling tired and achy. While the sore throat has gone away, the tired and achy feeling never did. That's also about the time that I started spending every extra minute of my day sleeping. This pretty much likely means that I'm now in a lupus flare.

Also, I started having pain in my right side on Thursday. I saw my doctor on Tuesday, and that's when she put me on two weeks bed rest. She also sent me to the emergency room for tests to rule out appendicitis and kidney problems. My organs are fine. I have a dilated ureter on the right side. My doctor said that probably means that I just passed a kidney stone, and that's probably why I have the pain.

I still have the pain though. It woke me up this morning. I haven't taken anything for it because I don't like to wake up in the morning and take pain meds. I used my heated massager, and that helped some. Now, I'm just hoping to keep myself distracted until the pain becomes unbearable or goes away.

Part of me feels that I just pushed myself way to hard. In the next few weeks, I'm going to think about ways to simplify my life. I can't do everything. It's just not lupie friendly to be superwoman.

Take care lupies!