I have a friend who lives almost next door to you! She works in Fort Worth, but goes north for home every night. She came to visit me up here once in the 5 years I've been here, and I have been back there a couple of times.
No, I'm not a native, although, as I mentioned before, Texas is the place I have lived for the longest. My "home" is Mississippi (where my parents and most of my family are), but I have lived all over, due to the military.
Know that mall well, from going shopping with Rose (my friend from North Fort Worth).
Your husband is Tony? So is mine - hahaha. Yes, I think the Family Medical Leave is the same in all states, because it is a federal thing. Work places aren't anxious to tell you about it, because they know a properly executed form ties their hands regarding time off to help you. Some places put a lot of pressure on (about keeping your job) regarding time off - this may be true in his case. Well, this would secure his position, because they could be prosecuted for firing him when taking time off to help you, while that is in place. Hope you are able to work it out.
I don't know if the Lupus "caused" the sinusitis to be chronic, but we are far more susceptable to any sort of inflammation due to our disease.
It is so cool to talk with someone going through a lot of the same things that I am. I have suffered (diagnosed, formally) for 4 years, and I have yet to meet any other Lupus sufferers, except quick exposures in the Rheumy's office.
Your icon is a puppy and cat - do you have any? I have one of each. Love 'em both! They are so sensitive to my illness. They cuddle me extra when I am suffering.