Can anyone top this: CFS/FM, Pneumonia, Shingles, Systemic Lupus

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by tulip922s, Jul 3, 2003.

  1. tulip922s

    tulip922s New Member

    No wonder I feel like poo! Went to doctor yesterday with extreme pain in my back where I had a rash,,,,told me I had shingles. Also coughing and had a cold for last 4 weeks,,,,I now have pneumonia. To ice the cake, on top of cutaneous lupus (which I found out about last week), I have Systemic Lupus and very bad at that. As you can imagine, this whole mess has my CFS/FM out of control.

    Good news: I have long term doxy for pneumonia (hoping to get rid of some other nasty critters too), Famvir for shingles (hope to also get rid of some viruses too) and he's sending me to Lupus specialist next week to hopefully begin chemotherapy since the lupus is soooooo bad. I too am hoping the chemo gets rid of the rest of mycros, bugs, bacteria, and everything else that shouldn't be there.

    So if you think you're having a bad day,,,,think of me, unless of course you can top this. Man, no wonder lifting my head off the pillow felt like picking up a tractor trailer.

    Have a happy 4th,,,I will,,,believe it or not my significant other (what a peach he is) is coming over, dressing me, my daughter's doing my hair and makeup, loading me in the car, and taking me to my brothers for a cookout and then to the lake for fireworks. I probably won't be awake for most of it, but, hey I'll at least be there for some of it. Tulip
    [This Message was Edited on 07/04/2003]
  2. pam_d

    pam_d New Member

    ....but I feel for you, Tulip, you are certainly going through a lot! At least it sounds like you have a treatment plan/medication in place to begin fighting back against some of this. Hope you start to feel at least a little bit better, you know, one step at a time. I'll say a prayer for you! And have a good fourth of July, sounds like you have a great support system beside you!

    Healing Hugs,
    Pam