Updated: Feb 14, 2021
By Lillian China Smith
Tonight is my benlysta night — and I hate it! But it has made me so much better. It took ages to work but it did in time…(a long time). Now it doesn’t make me as ill as it did when I started. Even missing my dose by a few days makes a huge difference. I am feeling grateful— and I’m all smiles for my benlysta at injection time, even though I hate the injection, and how long it took me to get here with my health, because I’m all smiles for my lupus recovery.
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By Lillian China Smith
I hate the pain scales that they give you at the doctor’s office. The ones with all the little faces and you have to choose which one represent’s how much pain you are in. When you are in pain all the time you become numb to pain. I always say it is like being in a room and someone is either shouting or screaming, and the pain is always there. It is either shouting or screaming, but it is constant. The little faces on the pain scale are not helpful.
This comic is excellent.
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Updated: Feb 24, 2021
The grief over being diagnosed with a Chronic Illness is often immense. Losing your old life and your old body, your health the way it once was, is a huge process. Sometimes it is something you never really accept. Sometimes it is a process of acceptance on a daily basis, because you are constantly reminded of it by the cycle of symptoms arising because chronic illness never goes away, so you can never forget it, even if you try. There will be good times where you may think it is gone and then bad times where you don’t think it will ever go away, and in those times you are reminded all over again of the illness you have and of your limitations. And in those times you have to face grief, all over again, and have to accept and deal with it.