It's been awhile since I've posted a new Lupus Lesson, so be sure to check out the latest addition to the column on the right. It's an exercise cited in my book, Despite Lupus, due out this Spring. Here's a little background on the concept of the "To Do" list:
A friend of mine was diagnosed with cancer several years ago. She was young, single and completely blindsided by the diagnosis. She spent months in and out hospitals, undergoing various treatments like chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant, trying to rid her body of the cancer. During that time, she kept a journal, logging her innermost thoughts, feelings and experiences that she later compiled into a book. In one entry, if not several, she describes making a list of all the things she was going to do once the cancer was gone from her body. On her list were things like running, dancing, and singing, among many others. Although she was bedridden and staring death in the face, she believed she would regain her ability to live again. She never lost sight of the possibility. She never gave up hope. Today, she is cancer free, probably off running, dancing or singing somewhere. I certainly hope she is.
Now make your own list - see the Lupus Lesson column on the right for details!