Sunday, 7 July 2013

Superhero

Image, me with superhero cape drawn on. Text: Faster than a speeding snail, able to get out of bed eventually, stronger than anything lupus can do to her, It's Lupie Woman.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?

8 comments:

  1. I feel like a superhero everytime I go to the supermarket on Friday evening after an overfull time week of work, and on Sunday morning when I (usually...) do the cleaning...

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    1. I think surviving being a teacher makes you a superhero.

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  2. I don't know or feel that I am a superhero but I got out of my comfort zone and travelled to spend the week with my family. It took other people driving me and my family giving me a place to stay and helping me out quite a bit...but I could have said it was going to be too difficult an ordeal and not come. So for that, I.guess I can sort of be a supethero.

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    1. What an amazing effort! Good on you. You're a hero to me.

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  3. I got up this morning and took care of my 2 lil cousins, then went grocery shopping after having an anxiety attack. Came home and took care of another child and my bf son came from the other coast. I managed to do all this without taking a nap but boy I paid for it later... Wiith Lupus, RA, and Fibro along with the other lovely problems I have, I still manage to take care of my family and bring in money by babysitting, even tho I am 27 and can't work. I don't always feel like a superhero but when my hubby gets home from work and tells me Im amazing I feel like Im stronger than I thought. ;)

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    1. Nidia, you certainly sound like a superhero to me. I agree with your husband, you are amazing.

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  4. You are amazing! Not only did you do all this, but you looked after my little girl. Despite feeling ill and not wanting to eat you baked with her. You bring tears of gratitude to my eyes. In your sickness you are giving and gracious to those around you. Many hugs.

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    1. Thanks Allison, I had fun with Kiara.

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