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Chronic Pain Scale

I know that last month was Lupus Awareness month, but this popped up on my news feed on Facebook.  I live between a 5-7 normally.  Today I am more of a 10-11, and on the verge of more than that.

Pushing it takes so much out of me.  Stress that shouldn’t be there – work – adds to my daily struggle.

Happiness is a Friday, and maybe some much needed rest.

Blessings.

 

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Notre Dame

This was shared on Facebook, and I left the credit on the photo.

Heart hurts…

img_0973-2But it is just a thing…we go on. We have faith in something greater than a building or man.  “Choose to see the good.” – unknown

Blessings.

 

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Pavement

This weekend while visiting Carmen, my feet tripped over themselves and I hit the pavement. Hard.  First, nothing is broken.  Second, I am fine.  Bruised, scratched, and a little humiliated.  The girls had on heels…I was the one in sneakers trying to help them steady themselves over the stupid pavement.  So grateful that it wasn’t nothing worse.It happened early Saturday morning, and the above picture was the first night, still really swollen, and glasses scratched (badly).  Wrists, elbows, shoulders, nose and mouth (no loose teeth either) are tender, but my left knee is in some pain.  (The picture below is at home 36 hours later.)This picture is Sunday (about 30 hours later) at lunch (breakfast) at Louie’s in Baton Rouge (a must if you are in town).  We eat there whenever we are there.  Swelling is down, and starting to scab and heal.  Bruising is darkening, and my joints are hurting.And, now I am home…another bath with Epsom salts…and spare glasses are working fine.

Blessings.

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Patches

Most days I am okay…some days I need help. My pain in my back and shoulder is manageable, with pain patches.  I wear these most recently two times a week.  It helps with pain management, and coping with day to day movement.

Lupus and the pain associated with it sometimes kicks my bootie. Detox baths help with my lower body, but these help with my back and shoulders.

Tomorrow is always another day!!