Saturday, July 12, 2014

Autoimmune Gal, Sunshine, and Kryptonite

Yeah. Lots of kryptonite heading our way this week....

Head over to read a timely post by Autoimmune Gal in which she discusses the effects of summer sun on her autoimmune disease. Here's a snippet, but you can read the rest here
Every summer around this time, I have to write my dedicated blog post about the summer sun.  The milder temperatures of Spring are long gone and it is hot hot hot.   This is a tough time for those with autoimmune disease and sun sensitivity.  I know those with Lupus and Sj√∂gren's can find it particularly tough to manage during summer months. Flares, rashes, and exhaustion can all be caused by its rays.  
For me, the sun was once merely part of the background of my summer schedule.  Now, I would say it completely defines how I do almost everything.  It is certainly not convenient to have to be inside between the hours of 10:00 and 5:00 pm each day and sometimes even later.
Shade and sunscreen are a sjoggie's best friends this summer.

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