I have taken sensible lifestyle precautions such as cancelling appointments and getting plenty of rest but symptoms weren’t showing signs of improvement so last night Tony (my hubby) and I were debating what course of action I should take: should I contact the lupus consultant?, the specialist obstetrician?, the midwife team? or, (my suggestion) “leave it a bit longer and see how it goes until next Monday when I have a my next fixed appointment - after all, things might 'just get better'?”
The last suggestion didn’t go down well with Tony, who pointed out that "the ‘leaving it to see if it sort itself out strategy’ has often proved disastrous for us in the past where, far from getting better, symptoms have spiraled out of control and required dramatic treatment that might never have been necessary if we’d just ‘nipped it in the bud’ in the first place!"
Even just after I said it I knew it was very un-Living Well with Lupus
Drawing on the lupus / wolf connection Tony retaliated “But you are not making it up! It’s not like you are a bored shepherd boy with nothing better to do (!), ‘the wolf’ actually has confronted you (and does so a lot of the time) so you are justified in asking for help whenever it appears”. And of course, he was absolutely right.
Right. I'm just off to make that phone call now and if needs be, I urge you to too.