I am so sorry for your family's loss and sadness. And welcome to Healing Well. My vote, I think you should go. But strictly limit what you do when you get there. One of my hardest lessons about living with lupus is that if I do THIS, I can not and should not and must not.....do THAT. Prednisone and plaquenil act like miracles, and increased infection risk is always there. Life is about balance and compromise, and with autoimmune illness, it's tough. There is so much I didn't do because I was sick, and I was still sick, so now I think I can go and be sick... or not go and still be sick. If you can stay 12 feet away from children, (the little germ pots ), and get everyone on board with helping you to have lots of quiet rest time. Ask for wheelchair help to and from the plane to help conserve your energy. Yes, you can walk, but think in terms of walking, or having the energy to visit with family over a family dinner. Which would you rather do? Take blanket and pillow, and walk every hour or two up and down the aisles to keep your circulation going and drink lots of plain water. Make sure you get out to stretch your legs on the road trip part. And don't hesitate to say what you feel able to do. Or not do.
hugs, and prayers for safe travel and good memories of your grandmother,
God knows, even if I don't....
CNS Lupus 2005, APS, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Degenerative Osteoarthritis, Asthma
Meds: Plaquenil, Neurontin, Thyroid, meloxicam, Aspirin, Atenolol and Norvasc, Prednisone 5mg daily. (20-40mg prn), Vit. B12 2400 mcgs, Vit D 1000U and Ambien every night. Advair, Albuterol and DuoNeb inhalers.