Books by Lorie Ann Grover

Books by Lorie Ann Grover
Kirkus Starred Review, Firstborn: "A fantasy that reads like a lost history tome and deftly examines issues of gender...An engrossing story with welcome depths."

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Living With Lupus: Day 50

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Today is Day 50 for this winter, 2013, flare. I'm withdrawing from prednisone, and it appears I'm still wading in the lupus river.

Today's reading was Numbers 11:1 "And when the people complained, it displeased the Lord." There's a definite reminder. Also, I ran across this quote from Dr. Martin Lloyd Jones in his Sermon on the Mount: "It is no small trial to spend weeks and months in the same room; it tests one to the very foundation."

Keeping in mind both quotes, here's what the good, the bad, and the ugly look like in a few words.

The Good: sitting up, periodically moving about inside the house, writing, reading, chatting with visitors, weakness and mild flu symptoms.

The Bad: in bed, blinds drawn, hat to block the light, sunglasses to look at the computer, chills, migraine, strong flu symptoms.

The Ugly: heightened symptoms, waiting in the dark.

Right now, all three can happen in one day. And of course there's good in the bad and ugly as well. So, this is a waiting time: waiting to see which symptoms are lupus and which are temporary withdrawals from prednisone, waiting for the steroid to clear my system to confirm there are no cancer markers, waiting to see what the next moment feels like, waiting to see what God would have.

Thanks for remembering me in your thoughts, prayers, and visits.over 50 days You are so encouraging! xox

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