Wednesday, January 19, 2011

How Many Other People Out There Have To Take Showers Constantly Or They Get Blisters?

I'll be surprised if a lot of people raise their hand.

The blisters are painful, so I'm always the one in the hospital becoming a huge fall risk, since I have to drag myself out of bed to the shower alone if no one will help me (I'm sure they think my rash and blisters are imaginary and just my idea of a little fun. I really do need to come in armed with a photo sometime, except I'm not sure I want to put myself through that even to get a good picture.)

Anyway, my skin seems really irritable today, so it's going to be at least two showers if not more. Splish splash.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Do I like hot flashes waking me up at 4 am?

That would be a NO.

I didn't think surgical menopause would be a lot of fun, and years of autoimmuning have certainly raised my pain and suffering threshold. So hot flashes are not the end of the world. But mine seem to be on the severe side (can my body do ANYTHING mildly?) and I am going to be pretty pissed off if they don't at least burn some calories.

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I've travelled the distance from an Ivy League college to decades of enforced poverty--because I've needed to qualify for government health care in the U.S., since being diagnosed with lupus at the age of 23. I have a personal blog at that I've had so long I'm probably stuck with :) My other blogs are here on blogger...