The dog wanted to take advantage of the nice weather. Nice for him because he was wearing a fur coat. I don’t have a fur coat. I also can’t bask in the sunshine the way the dog does. Well I could, if I dont mind giving lupus another lease on life. But I do. So no basking in the sunshine for me.
The problem with not basking in the sunshine on a day like today is that the shade is much cooler. And I dont have a fur coat. So while the dog was basking in the green grass I was sitting in a chair in the shade. I was also doing my best imitation of a caterpillar in a cocoon. Only it was just me wrapped up in a blanket with a book. Because the dog wanted to be outside. And because I don’t need to give lupus any more strength than it already has.
I have a life, one that includes Beloved and a dog. My life also includes lupus. I do what I can to make the most of quality life time with Beloved and the dog. I do what I ca to keep lupus at bay and not interfere too much into my life. But since I havent mastered a way to banish it from my life, I work on finding a way to deal with it by not giving up my life.
I suspect this is really the daily grind one has when living with a chronic illness. Some people just seem to be better at this balancing act. Some people seem to get ground down a bit more in the daily grind of life with a chronic illness. Any buffer or means of staving things off is a blessing with chronic illnesses. At least it is in my eyes, even if it is while I’m wrapped up in a blanket sitting outside! 😊