So today is rough for me. For some reason I’ve been getting skin ulcers and swelling in my left leg. The swelling causes so much pain for me and it’s quite aggravating. I’ve elevated my legs, taken 3 different types of pain medications, and also went to the doctor’s. None of those things were successful so now I have to live in frustration, aggravation and pain until this all dwindles down. The crazy part about it is that I was fine a week ago. This is how Lupus works. You’ll be good, then the next thing you know TRAUMA occurs. It really sucks but what can I really do but sit back and accept my reality. As I enter the New Year, I’m preparing for healing and coping. I’m hoping that I find better ways to cope, so that I won’t stress as much. Of course the stress triggers the flare ups. I am currently sitting at work, fighting my way through.