Monday, July 7, 2014

Love and Lupus

I admire any man or woman that's willing to be in a relationship with someone that has lupus. Not only are us lupies in and out of doctors appointments and hospitals, but we take medicines that makes us an emotional wreck and in some cases interfere with our physical appearance that can conflict with our confidence.

Not many people are built to be that support system that we need and love us regardless of what we may feel like, or look like, and I can't judge them or blame them. Some days we don't want to go out on dates, we'd rather stay home.... Some days we don't want to talk, we just want to lay in bed.. Some days we don't want to move, we just want you to sit with us. It's different being in a relationship with a lupus patient because we need stability in our relationships that consist of a caring and understanding attitude that's willing to put up with our emotional mood swings and the fade of our beauty at times.

A few of the meds that I take have literally made my hair fall out, I've gain weight, and weirdly enough, they cause me to cry at random times throughout the day. (Who would have thought huh?) Another thing lupus patients worry about is having a family with someone that they have fallen in love with. I'm going to be honest, I'm totally freaked out about having children because of lupus. I'm scared that I could become ill and something happens, and I'm scared that I'll be unable to handle the stress of being a mother. Now a days, if you date someone, you're more than likely dating someone that wants to settle down and have a family and build a life together?

I've seen many lupus patients have successful relationships, and go on to get married and have kids (huge kudos to those people loving us lupies) and I've grown to accept what I can and can't do in a relationship, however, I sometimes feel guilty being with someone putting them through what I have to go through! Can any one relate?

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