Late Night

It’s one of those nights when I’m tired and can’t sleep..I hate them because when it’s time for me to go to work I’m going to be even more exhausted 😩

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I’m Back…

Hello everyone,

Sorry I haven’t blogged in a while but it’s been really busy for me recently.. Between driving my oldest to internship and job interviews. Softball practice with my youngest, helping my hubby out with his photography business, and naps (lol). I haven’t had a chance to blog.

But I’m back..

The Diagnosis

It was the year 2014, I’m an employed by the Probation Department as a Deputy Probation Officer..I remember it like it was yesterday..I started on a strict diet with some of my co-workers, I wanted to lose weight because I felt I had the room to shed a few pounds…lol. After about 3 weeks I began to see progress, and was very excited about my weight loss. Not only was I dieting, I was in the stressful process of purchasing a home. Needless to say I was dropping weight with no problem at all. For a while I was pleased with the results until I started to notice me losing to much weight. Since I surpassed my goal, I returned to a regular diet but continued to lose weight without trying. I began to notice that not only is the weight lost continuing but other symptoms developed such as; shortness of breath, joint knee pain, and feeling tired all the time.

I went around like this for about two months before going to the doctor. After going that’s when all the poking and prodding began. My days consisted of me going back and forth, forth and back, to the doctors and the doctors not being able to figure out what was wrong wuth me. The scariest thing for me was when the doctors told me, very nonchalantly, that I might have cancer. Once they  ruled cancer out the doctors were at a loss.

Finally at one of my doctors visits I finally disclosed that my mother has lupus (I wanted the doctors to do all the test before they decided😊). They began to look more in depth into autoimmune diseases. After more intense blood work, Lupus was the diagnosis. Since then it’s been a real journey. With ups and downs, highs and lows, but I still remain optomistic, a wife, a mother, and employeed. lol!!

 

Me and my hubby…During this picture I didn’t know how my Lupus Flare was impacting my body. (It was attacking my red blood cells) Dropped to 120 pounds

History

When I was 14 my mother was diagnosed with Lupus SLE, she was 40 years old. When I turned 33 years old I was diagnosed with Lupus SLE. My mothers maiden name is Flowers her maiden name is the perfect reminder of how beautiful and resiliant flowers are. With the right amount of love and nuturing everything blooms…