Happy Sunday to you all!
There they are... iced coffee's, my Elixir of Life.
I will not be doing an enema with it though, no matter what some people say. Please see the entry in Paul's journal for more info on that.
Let me recap. You all know that I have Rheumatoid Arthritis and Lupus. These are diseases of the immune system. My immune system mistakenly attacks my own joints (and other organs at times) and while doing so causes inflammation, joint damage, and pain.
In order to stop it from doing that, I take medicines that suppress my overly active immune system. These meds are much like chemo therapy for cancer. Some are exactly the same. Just not as strong in dosage. I also take meds to avert the side effects of nausea and hair loss. But I digress.
The bottom line is this. In order to live with these diseases, I have to suppress my immune system, and that makes me susceptible to getting sick.
My kids bring home a cold. They are better in 2 days.
I get the cold, it progresses to bronchitis, I am sick for two weeks and I am still not all better.
Yup, 2 weeks plus. And, I am still taking meds, and coughing up crap from my lungs. I can't sleep flat or I choke. Fun.
One friend of mine, also with RA and on meds like me, suffered for 6 months after a bought of bronchitis before she got completely back to normal.
I do not have the time or patience for that. I have 3 kids! I have things to do! I need to exercise and lose weight! I have a big anniversary coming up! I have holidays to prepare for soon!
If only coffee could fix it all for me. <<sigh>> I love my coffee.
Okay, now that I have gotten that pity fest out of my system, I am done.
Onward and upward! I am going to relax today, watch some football, fold some laundry, (thank you Hubby) and have a great pasta dinner (thank you Dad).