Not so wordless Wednesday

So I used to do wordless Wednesdays on my old blog… just share a picture on Wednesday…. I think I’m going back to it.

Without further ado, here’s my first picture.

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Lupus in pictures

I’ve been underweight, I’ve been overweight. I’ve been in the hospital, I’ve been home. I’ve had rashes, I’ve had to wear joint wraps and braces. I’ve been in kidney failure … though what exactly caused that – the lupus treatment, the c. diff I ended up with from the antibiotics I was on due to the infections I got from the lack of immune system from the lupus treatment, or the lupus itself… that’s up for debate still, I think. (I need to ask my nephrologist.)

Anyway, here’s a collage of some of my pictures that show my battle with lupus.
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Me, Maui 2007

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Scuba diving off the coast of Maui….

It was a lot of fun.

In June 2007, my (then) husband, grandmother, sister, and parents went on a trip to Maui (and to Honolulu). These are two of the three pictures I can find of me by myself. (Edit: I found a couple more pics of me by myself, bring the total up to five.)

It was a fun trip, but it was stressful and hard too.. my marriage was failing, I was cracking, and I was trying to keep everyone from seeing anything but perfection.