I have a bit of a love-hate relationship with the butterfly rash. Obviously it's appearance is not really a good thing, because it means full blown lupus flare, but at the same time, it's reassuring in that once I see it, I know exactly why I feel crap and also, most importantly, that it will pass.
I was talking to my friend Kendra from ACuteAngle about spoons, flares and the fact that the symbol for lupus is a purple butterfly, and she made me this fantastic cartoon:
|Lupus God Sacrifice|
This sums up so amazingly well what a flare feels like. When you're flaring, all the spoons get sacrificed to appease the lupus god, and there's not a whole lot left for anything else. Lupus is eating up ALL my spoons at the moment. But he's got to get full eventually, right? RIGHT?
Thanks for reading,
Little Miss Autoimmune