1) I am terrified to go on this trip so far away from Doctor while I still feel so bad. Any opinions on whether I should try to get my Dr. to write me out of this? Or am I just being a paranoid baby?
I think getting out of it would be an excellent idea; if it's at all possible. When I felt the way you describe, if I tried to do a trip like that, I would only feel worse...much worse. And for me, I've found that the worse I let it get the harder it is to reach any sort of normal again. You are not being a baby, you are paying attention to what your body is telling you.2) Does anyone get sinus infections all of the time?
I don't at all, but I know that lots of lupies are vulnerable to them.3) If I do wind up going- any advice on coping?
Get yourself your own hotel room. Even if you have to pay for it yourself, you and your health are worth it. Make sure you eat and sleep as normally as possible. I know exactly
how impossible that is when a team is doing a big systems upgrade
...thus my vote in 1) above.
<I was once part of a team doing a big system redesign & intragation far away - 9 months of 14 hr day 6.5 days a week...yeah, 20 yrs later I do think that's part of why my lupus became active.>
Take care of yourself,
Lynnwood, Co-Moderator: Lupus Forum
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