I find it fascinating, how things fall into our lap just when we need them. Not a day sooner, not a day later.
After couple of months of weekly visits to doctors, I finally had a biopsy done as well as some additional blood work. Last Friday my allergist called and informed me that I tested positive for lupus.
About three months ago I developed a rash on my chest. It did not bother me, no itching, I could easily hide it, so I waited for few weeks to see if it’ll go away on its own. It didn’t. I went to my nutritionist who told me it may be from stress. I worked on eliminating stress, while rash kept spreading. Finally I went to see my Internist, yet after a week on antibiotic, rash continued to blossom.
When I went to see Dermatologist, he asked me if I had lupus. I have heard the word, but had no clue as to what that condition was. So we tried steroids, cortisone creams and then stronger steroids and more creams. At this point I came to admire how this rash of mine just kept doing it’s job, spreading to my shoulders, to my arms, my belly – absolutely unaffected by any of these wonderful treatments we have tried.
Finally, I had biopsy done, while at the same time my allergist ordered some blood tests. Results for both came back last Friday. Biopsy diagnosis were Lichen Planus, did not sound too bad to me, kinda like an exotic Amazon orchid. Supposedly it just appears, hangs out for a while and then, later goes away, if it does not bother you, no treatment is necessary.
The blood test result did not sound that fascinating, as I have already done some research on it and knew what Lupus was. As I understand, one test can not be conclusive and there are more tests to be done to determine whether or not I do in fact have lupus. But one was enough to make an impact.
My body is truly exceptionally healthy, so that was not something I expected to happen. But I guess somewhere on my spiritual journey I hit a bump and things need some shaking up – thankfully at the same time as all this was developing I felt compelled to try The Work after seen it mentioned few times on a blog I subscribe to In2Deep. The Work came just in time!