I know I've been MIA the last month or two...classes keep me busy.
I'm wondering about the butterfly rash. I've never before had it until now (I think). I'm not sure if that's what I have. It feels like my face is burning, like suntanned burned. Is this what it feels like for you?
Last month at school was pretty good. Bronchitis left completely and my sinus infection cleared up. Then I went home to visit my family and everything started going downhill again. My father who has SLE amongst other things has not been seeing a rheumatologist. He had one bad experience and refused to go back. I couldn't believe how much his health has declined since I saw him last. He is so depressed and he hasn't had anything done about his enlarged heart. I'm worried sick about him, especially since he is going to have oral surgery in a couple of weeks, and at first refused to tell the dentist that he had lupus at all. My mother and I were so angry at him for just dismissing it. Once we told the dentist, he said he would not take my father because he knew of lupus patients who had died under the same surgery.
I'm sorry for the rant, I'm just worried sick about my father, and my mothers handling of everything.