1. Really? Record Cold? AARGH!

    So the weatherman is saying we are in for another week of record cold, and if you haven't already heard, there is a shortage of LP in the northeast. We have turned our thermostat down to 62 to try to conserve on the LP we have in our tank. For most of you, you know the dread I feel for the inevitable week of cold hands and feet and achy joints. Not a happy camper!
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  2. I haven't got time for the pain...

    This time of year is always hard on me. I seem to get flair-ups in the winter months. I'm not sure if it's the cold or the lack of sunshine, but it always happens. I read somewhere that I should journal my pain, keeping track so when I visit my rheumatologist I can share the information. So, I decided to start journaling in the mornings and write down how I felt each morning. That was an eye-opener! It was so depressing to read! Now, even though I have had lupus for over 20 years, I usually don't ...