I've got my superhero cape on today...
So what have I done that makes me a superhero?
Well, superheroes are strong, they meet difficult challenges, they have special skills, and they fight evil.
I've been strong. Even though I feel as though I'm too sick to eat, I ate cornflakes for breakfast, and an apple for lunch.
I've met some difficult challenges. I got out of bed, twice. I've run the carpet sweeper over the carpets and a broom over the hard floors.
I've exercised some special skills. I've swallowed two handfuls of pills so far today and have another handful later. I've squirted gooey eye moisturiser stuff into my eyes. I've cut my own hair (something people on low incomes tend to learn.)
I've fought evil. Well, OK, I know that lupus is just a disease, probably an unfortunate coincidence of genes and environment, and not able to make any moral decisions of its own - so it's not capable of actual evil. Even so, some days, just surviving seems like a battle against all the forces of evil in the world.
So that, in a nutshell, is why I'm a hero today.
How about you? Yes, you reading this. I'm not letting you get away with just reading and leaving today. Tell me, either in the comments here or on one of the Sometimes, it is Lupus social media pages: why are you a superhero today?