Would you mind helping me with a little R&D for a Despite Lupus complementary project I have brewing? Check out the poll at the right...and answer as many questions as you can. I appreciate it!
The poll's subject? Pills, pills, and more pills. Those of us with lupus certainly know our way around a pharmacy - what with the myriad prescriptions we've been given since day one of our diagnosis. I consider it a MAJOR victory to be down to 2 actual prescriptions and a couple of OTC's - adding up to a measly 8 pills a day, 4 of which are calcium supplements. Three cheers for pill-pare-down!
Shortly after I was diagnosed, I had my sights set on being pill-free, thinking that would be a reasonable goal to set for sometime down the road. But after 4 pretty rough years of lupus disease activity, tons of flares, and dozens of prescriptions later, I came to the slightly more realistic goal of simply taking as few medications as possible (working closely with my doctor every step of the way.) That goal allowed for a much healthier perspective toward my disease, and a much more emotionally satisfying one, too. If a couple of pills keep me healthy, stable and strong (not to mention mobile, upright, and energetic), so be it. I'm perfectly pleased with my drug cocktail at the moment. I can run, jump, and do cartwheels, right alongside Deirdre. What else could I ask for?
Thanks again for stopping by the poll, and I'll be sure to fill you in on my research findings. I've got something cooking for sure - can't wait to tell you what it is!