I received a copy of my blood results yesterday, & they confirm what I've suspected for the past few weeks. I will see a rheumatologist on Wednesday for the official news, but I tested positive for both ANA (indicating an autoimmune disease) and Anti-DSNA, which appears to be very specific for lupus.
It's certainly shaken my world, to say the least. What seemed like the flu, has turned into a six week long ordeal ending in me receiving news that is already changing my life. I'm doing my best to come to terms with what my new life will look like, and embracing all of the changes that I need to make to stay healthy. More sleep, less stress, likely no distance running. . . So, pretty much a shake up of everything I'm currently doing. ;-)
I'm lucky to have a sunny & relaxing weekend with my boys, & I'm feeling the best I've felt since everything began. M is in Vancouver at his cousin's 50th birthday party, so I'm doing my best to take it easy & relax with my little guys.
We've already had a pretty fabulous day. .. lunch at a local burger joint, some beach volleyball, & playing in the sand.
The weather is supposed to be gorgeous for the next few days, so I plan to enjoy it!
What are you up to this weekend?