It's not often I see the funny side of lupus but I had to laugh in M&S today. I currently have a wedding dress that I bought earlier in the year before my meds were changed which now doesn't fit because I've gained weight as a side effect. So I thought I'd try on a firm control support slip thing to see if it'll help. No problem getting into it but it was definitely VERY firm control so I decided it wasn't suitable and then realised I had to get it off ... uh oh.
My shoulder and arm are playing me up today so I tried to lift it over my head and realised I didn't have the strength to pull it up as it was so elasticated. No problem I thought - it's loose enough in the straps I'll slip my arms out and step out of it instead. Except the flipping thing then rolled up and became like a boa constrictor!!
So there's me stuck in a changing room in m&s in a bra, a pair of jeans and a really strong control thing stuck round my middle slowly squeezing the breath out of me! I had so little strength trying to pull the thing off my muscles were shaking from fatigue - it took me 5 minutes to get out of it!! It then took another 5 minutes for me to sit down and try to recover where I didn't know whether to laugh or cry.
Then I started imagining describing this to the tribunal at my PIP appeal and couldn't stop laughing. It's a lupus problem I couldn't possibly have imagined 😂😂😂😂