Blog post by Iris Carden
I know I’ve been posting a lot about lupus lately, but World Lupus Day was 10th May, and many activists extend it into an entire month to raise awareness.
So here, I’ve put together a group of old proverbs, and altering them to suit life with lupus:
Early to bed, early to rise … makes a lupie exhausted.
Hair today, gone tomorrow. (Where is it? Oh, the brush, the drain, the couch, the bed, everywhere except my head.)
A stitch in time … will probably get infected because of my stupid immune system.
Out of the frying pan, into the fire – oh no, it’s just another fever.
It’s always darkest … when random pains wake me up, disoriented in the middle of the night.
A friend in need … is another lupie wanting to know how to cope with the latest surprise symptom.
Hard work never killed anyone … but it has been known to cause lupus flares, and those have killed people.
It’s a bitter pill to swallow … and here are another dozen of them.
Love conquers all … but, sadly, it can’t cure lupus.
If you have your health, you have everything … so what have I got?
Two’s company, three’s a … lupus support group get together.
You have to count the cost … to know if you can afford this trip to the pharmacy.
Good judgement never follows … a bout of brain fog.
Lupies in glass houses … should wear lots of sunscreen.
To understand lupies, you have to walk a mile … in their sore joints.