Well, I made it to the rheumatologist today in spite of being on Day #4 of Mabel the migraine monster.
I have been sleeping about 15 hours a day and still the fatigue is a huge problem. bleh.
Found out I have an ear infection...surprise, surprise...the eardrum is swollen (or bulging...but I really don't like that word in this context...lol). Also got lupus sores in my ear. Yes, I have to put sunblock on the good old ears or they get the lupus sores.
All the lymph glands are swollen...no surprise there.
I am going to be starting on a vitamin B complex, 200% RDA.
Not ready yet to increase the Imuran dosage...not until the nausea is better and I am not tossing cookies. But, the nurse practitioner thinks I may be able to monkey around with the dose in November after I build up a tolerance for the stuff. I am doing better on the Imuran...believe it or not! :)
The WBC (white blood cell count) has jumped from a whopping 2 to a big old 3. The lowest end of the normal range is 4.something. So my WBC has been very low...3 is actually an improvement, but it ain't great. I am wondering if it has bounced up to 3 because I have an ear infection?
Oh well, at least I no longer feel guilty about needing so much sleep.
When you are sick all the time...it is very hard to not feel guilty for pooping out so easily. I just keep pushing myself thinking that if I only try harder, surely this will pass.
But, it doesn't.
Missed a school board meeting tonight...it would have been my first.
I am still going to try to volunteer at Little Bear's scool tomorrow for their Book Fair.I would hate to miss that.
So back to resting.
Hopefully, my sense of humor will return after a good night's sleep.