Sunday, January 30, 2011

My Lupus is What?

Active. That was a difficult word to hear and even more difficult to accept since I have been fortunate enough to have little to no lupus activity for several years . I have been experiencing sjogren's syndrome symptoms and am taking prednisone again. Although I am taking a small dose I am having a difficult time with it this time. It makes me have terribly vivid dreams that keep me awake, oh did I mention awake... oh how it keeps me awake! I'm wondering how on earth I survived taking a much larger dose and for several years.

I refuse to let this slow me down, so I will continue with my spring half marathon training. This is the first time that I have started a training program while being on lupus medications that are not just for maintance. Today I finished my first week, with my long run being 3 miles. So far, so good.

I have received several email comments from people wondering if because they have been diagnosed with lupus, will they be forced to give up an active lefestyle. I always encourage others to keep moving, this time I'll be encouraging myself!