Thanks so much Lynnwood and hippi! You both have such wise advice and comments. I really appreciate your insights.
I agree, Lynnwood, even positive change is stressful and I hadn't even thought about
how all of this might just be working on me enough to get the lupus monster to start awakening! I am working with many parents who deal daily with extreme poverty. No food, no gas for a car to even go get the food, and barely enough clothing for the children to wear to school. I have learned over the years to not internalize this but it is difficult for me.
And, hippi, you are right, it is hard for me and all of us lupus sufferers to give up the careers and activities that we love. I am really thankful for all of the years I have had in my career to really make a difference for kids. I realize that I am actually very fortunate to have had this opportunity. This doesn't really make it less bittersweet, however, but I am extremely thankful.
Thanks, again, ladies! I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
Lupus and RA and LOTS of Medications!