So you say you have lupus and can't go out in the sun? What to do instead? If you're in N Central Texas where a 95 degree high is considered a cool front, you'll want to stay in under the air conditioning. And pray it holds itself together until say, November, when most of us switch to "heat."
But I wanna go to the lake with everybody, I hear somebody whining. (We do that a lot, you know. Lupies are allowed to whine, at least to each other.) Fine. Go, with my blessings. Just don't forget your broad-brimmed hat, your sun block, wear long sleeves and long pants, and try to stay away from the lake or other body of water. I learned the hard way when I went to the beach with my daughter in CA. I wore long pants, long sleeves, a broad-brimmed hat and sun screen. I sat under a big beach umbrella.
So imagine my surprise when I discovered later that day that I had broken out into a very bad rash. Not a sunburn, but a rash. Too much sun. Huh? I learned a bit too late that even if you're covered up, protected as much as you can be, the sun shining on the sandy beach and/or the lake or ocean, reflects back on you, the body who is trying to do everything right.
So I hope you have a wonderful Independence Day, but be careful out there. Me? I'm staying inside the air conditioned house.