Oluwa! I can't tell you how good it is to hear from you, and everyone else! I missed you guys in a big way. I mentioned on another post that there are other Lupus sites I visited while WHL was down. They feel cold and impersonal to me. Nice places with lots of info, but no real "connection " if you know what I mean. I read about your brother visiting. Sounds like you guys had fun. It also seems that IT has given you a small break. It's good to hear happiness in your voice. As for me, well, I don't know any more. I'm feeling terrible. I finished the IV steriod with the oral steroid follow up, and it doesn't seem to have done anything. So, I'll probably have to have the larger dose longer duration steroid. Not looking forward to that. I managed to lose all the weight from the steroids I was on back when I first got the SLE diagnosis, and I've been in the normal height/weight range for awhile now. It was a bear to get the weight off though. But, it's better than the alternative. My parents went out to Nevada for the yearly "Border Rats" get together. It's an association for retired federal law enforcement. Dad got to see some old friends and they had a great time. The hot radiologist is still there, and still has a boyfriend. Grrr. That's OK, I'm not up for any wine women or song right now anyway. I get down alot. I have a really tough time sleeping. My Dr gave me a small prescription of sedative to help me sleep. It does it's job, but I'm very cautious with that sort of med. I have my TMJ problem again, and it's making life a little more miserable. To top it all off, I had a molar break off completely. Ever since the SLE dx, my teeth have become brittle. I brush/floss religiously 3 times a day, but I still have the problem. I've just been frustrated lately. I have plans for things to do this summer, I hope I can be well enough to get out and do some of them. How are things with you? Tolerable I hope. It's great to be back on here, I was missing everyone.