Welcome to the forum!!
I'm so glad you found us! ((((((((( Megan ))))))))) Hugs to you sis! Its hard enough dealing with all these issue, but adding the demands of small children makes it really rough.
There is a link at the end of my signature for "Lupus Resources". In that topic, there is a post with tips for new members. You might find that helpful.
Best suggestion: Only worry about
taking care of things that "stack up". That would be laundry, dishes and picking up around the house. Leave all vacuuming, dusting, floor washing etc for better days. Its amazing how much can be done just 5 minutes at a time. Don't look at the giant list of chores!! The little ones can actually "enjoy" your illness. Ha haaa!! More story time! At one point, I took our little story books and a tape recorder and made it my business to record some stories. One of the older children rang a bell or clapped when every time we turned a page. When I needed some R&R, I'd pull out those tapes and books and it was amazing how much the little ones enjoyed it.
Make sure to verbally appreciate anything hubby does to help. Guys actually like a list. If I have a list going, the boys and hubby would pick and chose off the list and check off their accomplishments. I have a really hard time asking for help and most guys have selective hearing . . . so the list was a great tool. . . as long as its not thrust at them with a demanding attitude.
I'm glad you found us!! Its a great little community!!
In His Grip
AlwaysRosie "We can't control the waves, but we can learn how to surf!!"
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UCTD, Inflammatory Arthritis, Diverticulosis, (recent dx - Sjogrens, Crohn’s 4/08)
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