You beautifully stated the truth here and I also felt the tummy flop as I read it. I also started to remember the times in my life when I was at each stage of the ride and how even after all these years, I am still flipped upside down when I least expect it. One thing I can say for this life we are all living in is that over time, for me at least, I can recognize the trip up and the beauty that awaits at the top of the hill. I am able to appreciate it, even thought it is temporary, it is magnificent and there are so many people who do not realize just how beautiful it is at the top of this hill. As I head down and go through twists and turns of life and this disease, I am able to hold on to that image at the top and remember the feeling of awe as I looked at the beauty surrounding me. I take this with me and remember that I will be at the top again and the beauty will surround me once more
As I grow to understand life less and less,
I learn to love it more and more.
Age 29, Lupus for last 7 years
Medications: Methotrexate, Lyrica, Celebrex, Flexeril, Theophylline, Bactrim, Xopenex, Lisinopril, Ultram