My vacation ended today. I had to go back to work, but I also began classes again today. In addition to working full-time as a teacher, I am pursuing my doctorate degree in special education. I’ve always been a bit of an overachiever. Staying busy keeps my mind from wandering to the things beyond my control.
Currently, I am stable. I have never been in remission since I’ve had lupus. Stable in my world is minimal symptoms. Right now, my pain level is about a 3, and I’m tired but able to get out of bed and be somewhat productive. For a normal person, this would be bothersome, but this is my normal. On a really good day, I can go to work and do chores at home. But not today!
Today I am trying to ease back into my routine. Tomorrow I will go see my nephrologist to determine just how stable I really am. I rarely receive good news at doctors’ visits, but I’m going to pray for the best.