You just can’t predict lupus

Well, the one thing that lupus is always teaching me, is that it’s unpredictable. You do everything a certain way hoping (pleading) that you will get a certain outcome, and then, it just seems to do what it wants anyways. So…. a month after increasing my imuran and adding NAC, my lupus is still flaring. Unfortunately, it usually takes 2-3 months to see maximum improvement with imuran because you have to wait for your cells to turnover. I REALLY didn’t want to do steroids again because I’m so paranoid about my blood sugars, but I finally caved in. Fortunately I’m already feeling improvement on day #3. It’s only a 9 day course this time and hopefully that will be enough to reset my system.

Work has been very busy which likely hasn’t been helping. So, in honor of my year of health, we decided to have our sitter come for a few hours in the afternoon on my day off so that I get a chance to crawl into bed and rest. Our kiddos aren’t napping consistently anymore, which has been hard since I still need a nap!

Still striving for that elusive Work-Life Balance….

-Erica

ps. Tomorrow is our 6th wedding anniversary and we’re going to Disneyland. Somehow I’ve lived in Southern California for 5 years and I’ve NEVER been!