But yesterday afternoon, something happened that reminded me I do still have lupus, even if it's pretty much under control.
It's been dark, rainy, cloudy weather here for days, and since all day is dark, I'm losing track of time.
I looked at the clock yesterday, and panicked - it was 6.33pm, and I was supposed to be at a meeting two suburbs away at 6.30. I wasn't ready! How could I forget it? I have the same meeting every Thursday.
I started to rush around picking up the gear I needed and said to my son I wished I had a mobile number for someone who was going, because it was too late to call anyone at home.
That's when my son pointed out that I wasn't late at all. I was almost 24 hours too early. My meeting's always 6.30pm on Thursday, and it was only Wednesday.
Brain fog is a normal part of lupus. It can leave me doing the strangest of things - forgetting my coffee is being made, and find the cup is overflowing, and the coffee maker has also made coffee for the bench, floor, etc. It can make me a bit hazy on the days of the week.
Most of the time I manage it by writing things down. My mobile phone keeps all kinds of data for me: appointments, lists of things to do, shopping lists, pretty much anything it's important for me to remember. Even so, I sometimes do things like walking into a room and wondering what I'm doing there, or lose track of the day of the week.