I am Tracy, and I am newly diagnosed with Lupus, Celiac Disease and Diabetes. I worry about my eyes, they are drying out; but thankfully no damage.
I'll see my Rheumatologist (Love Him) tomorrow.
I know how hard it is, and I understand alone. I was diagnosed at 46 years old. I spent all of that time pushing so hard and taking judgments like blows to the head. Especially after so many years.
no one believed me when I tried to tell them. Not family, physicians, and everyone else in the population.
My mother, grandmother, and sister all have related autoimmune illnesses as well. Treatment is so much more amazing since they had the illness. Quality of life is better as well.
It is difficult, I get so frustrated with slowing down to a crawl or a halt, but I have learned that if I go ahead and sleep the 15 hours on the weekend, I am more prepared to go to work.
I have really struggled to work, but being on disability can be just as much work with all of the paper work etc...
I am fortunate to have a place to work that allows for a reasonable about of my disorder. They are more understanding now that I have a dx. because my verbal communications skills have suffered. I have trouble remembering things.
I have to go I am at work. I'll try to check in more often.
I hope you have a peaceful day today!!!
Love and best wishes,