Karin Gelschus's Journal
Another day in a life with lupus
Written Jan 15, 2013 8:27pm
Hey, I thought I’d give an update since I’ve gotten a lot of messages, which is much appreciated! Dave and I went to the ER last night because I had intense chest pain and was having trouble breathing for the past few days. The docs found inflammation and fluid in my heart and lungs – caused by a lupus flare (They don’t know what triggers flares. Lupus does whatever it wants, whenever, which is always fun...) I’ll see a cardiologist Friday to make sure the inflammation/fluid isn’t causing organ damage.
The docs gave me drugs, and my pain has subsided considerably. I feel a LOT better, just tired from being at the ER for 7 hours until 1 a.m. – lots of angry bird levels. All in all, just another lupus hiccup J
Thanks for all your support and prayers!
Lupus Walk & 5k
Written Aug 28, 2012 3:06pmYup, it's that time of year again. I'll be doing Lupus Foundation of Minnesota's Walk & 5K in Plymouth (Sept. 8) and Duluth (Oct. 6). As always, I'd love to have your support.My team name is KG's Lu-Posse. Visit LFM's event page and either click on Twin Cities or Duluth. I had to create an event page for each city, so make sure you click the city in which you'll be participating. It doesn't matter which one you pick if you wish to donate.Hope to see you there!!!Karin
Written Feb 6, 2012 5:17pm
I have great news that I can’t help but share… I got an opportunity to write for a chronic illness blog on WebMD. It’s basically about having a strong support system, and mine has been wonderful! Thank you for every single one of your thoughts and prayers. I’ve read and re-read your encouraging messages on here over and over again. They’ve helped me through all of my ups and downs.
There’s more good news… I’ve been feeling fabulous! I’ve been pain free and enjoying running again. Jen bug and a few of our friends and I registered for the Lake Minnetonka ½ marathon in May. I did it before I got lupus, and I’ll do it after!
Thanks for letting me share J
Love you all!