I know, this is quite a shocking question to ask, but it’s definitely one that’s been keeping my mind occupied over the last few days.
What the hell am I talking about?
Valid question. The short answer: Lupus. You may think I am talking about a wolf.
No. That is Canis Lupus, an entirely different animal. Literally! 😉
According to the Mayo Clinic,
Lupus is a systemic autoimmune disease that occurs when your body’s immune system attacks your own tissues and organs. Inflammation caused by lupus can affect many different body systems — including your joints, skin, kidneys, blood cells, brain, heart and lungs.
So far I’m still alive, not to worry, and I’m enjoying it as much as I can. Working from home is a naturist’s blessing!
What my problem might be…
This here thing to the left, however, is listed as one of the possible inducers of lupus. Sunlight. Some people get their (lupus) kicks on Route 66, but some just seem to need sunlight for that. Photo-sensitivity, as the simple word for that goes.
I don’t know if I fall in that category. I actually have no clue what does trigger it for me, but I can tell you it’s annoying.
It’s itching like mad. In a way you don’t wish on anyone else. Reading what misery this stuff can bring to a person, I get away with the light version, I think.
The rotten thing about this is, as I said, that I don’t know what triggers this with me. To be on the safe side, I’ll avoid sunlight for a while. Let’s see if that does anything. If nothing changes, then it’s probably not sunlight that affects me. I really hope it’s not that – or chocolate.
And for those who made it this far and wonder what the Route 66 reference was all about: