Yes, it’s that time of year again.
I was never a big fan of Valentine’s Day, and it’s even more challenging as a spoonie. Flowers? Allergic. Chocolate? You’re dreaming. Overpriced dinner for two with food I can’t have? Nah. Jewelry? Nickel allergy. Perfume? Yes, perfect gift for someone with chemical sensitivities … just shoot me now.
I do enjoy writing spoonie-specific posts about Valentine’s Day. Last year I did “Lyme Sexy Tyme: Valentine’s Day Special” and this year I decided to go a little more, uh, G-rated. And so, here are some spoonified Valentines.
Do you have any ideas for more lines? Please let me know in the comments. I wish everyone a non-depressing and low-symptoms Valentine’s Day! 💚💜💙💛 (Wow, that’s a lot of awareness hearts.)
Also, I wanted to thank Claire from Pain Pals Blog for nominating me for a Mystery Blogger Award. I will do all my nominations in one of my next posts. 🌹🌸
I also wanted to add two medical updates: 1) I had a positive test for ANA, which I thought shouldn’t happen after several years of Lyme treatment. I didn’t have the specific lupus antibodies, just high ANA, but the test said I had lupus anyway. If this has happened to anyone else, I would love to hear your thoughts. My doctor thinks it’s the just the Lyme creating immune-system havoc. 2) I have an appointment in May with a well-known mast-cell specialist to see if I actually have mast-cell disease. (Guessing that’s going to be a yes.)
Painless hugs and unscented flowers,