Archive for September, 2008

Knowledge is Power

September 30, 2008

I liked this article about being an empowered patient in today’s New York Times. Its nice to know that times are changing, where the “good patient” is not necessarily the passive, compliant one

 

 

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Sometimes a Cigar is Just a Cigar

September 30, 2008

Ok…so…how embarrassing is this? For two weeks now I’ve been blaming my aches, pains, weakness and malaise on my “lupus flare”. I mean, it has felt the same as it always does, plus factor in the wedding and attendant stresses and of course its a flare, right?

Wrong. I’ve been noticing I have sniffles and a sore throat..then it occurred to me that back in the old days, 4 years ago, before I knew I had lupus, I used to get flu like symptoms every fall and spring. I mean I always felt  REALLY sick. Only now, ever since I was diagnosed with lupus, I think that every single ache and pain I ever get is a lupus thing.

Well, the rest of the story is obvious from my title. Today I dimly remembered how I used to feel, pre-lupus, so I  tried my favorite allergy medication and it worked like a charm. I feel like a new woman! Hear me roar, everyone!

So, this supports Freud’s famous line…sometimes flu like symptoms are just…flu like symptoms…

To all my friends…

September 28, 2008

So much to say but the excitement and stress of the wedding, on so many levels,  knocked me into a nasty flare…not feeling too well….I miss you all and will be back, please don’t forget me…Hugs, Psychscribe

Psychscribe Quote #41

September 28, 2008

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“We are not human beings having a
spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a 
human
experience
” (Pierre Teilhard de Chardin).