Can you get addicted?

Light in the fogGot a call from my friend’s daughter recently to come quick mum (who has been my casualty buddy for the last four years) not doing good. I rushed out of the house with just my keys and whatever change I had in my pocket.

I held her as she cried and waited as the paramedics worked their magic and took her into the ambulance. I followed her in my car and as I walked into the emergency room it felt strange, strange that she was lying on the bed and I was sitting in the chair.

The phlebotomist came to take blood and put in the familiar cannula and I wanted to stretch out my hand, which surprised me as I really don’t like needles, and it made me think that maybe we can actually get addicted to ‘a condition’ or a situation. Have I become that ‘lupus person’ that I have heard people speak about? The one that defined herself in terms of whatever symptoms were presenting themselves? Scary thought!

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I am a fun loving woman of a certain age who believes that living with lupus is more than just about symptoms, medications and treatment. Laughter and a positive mental attitude are the essential nutrients in my daily diet and I just want to share a word or two to contribute to yours. And I am a certified Laughter Leader!

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