Challenge: Dealing with the storms.
Pain sweeps through my life in bits and pieces, and in massive storms. The storms sometimes catch me by surprise and leave me in shock, exhausted and often depressed.
Low grade chronic depression is a constant companion. But sometimes depression and despair sweep through in overwhelming waves that leave me drenched in fear and cold.
I’ve come to accept that part of living with Systemic Lupus Erymathotus is about understanding and coping with the physical symptoms, but also about dealing with the emotional and psychological side effects.