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New Blog Series on Emotions – Anger

Welcome to the Lupus Support Network Blog.

If this is your first time here, or your first time here in a while, then you’ve come at a good time. We are starting a series on emotions. Every couple weeks, or more often if I can get to it, there will be a blog posted about a particular emotion and how and when it might affect lupus patients, or other patients with chronic illness.

Remember, I am not a certified anything. Well, actually, I am certified in teaching Underwater Basket Weaving, but that’s another story for another time. So, hang in, come back often, and give us feedback if you’d like to. If you don’t want your feedback published, be sure to let us know.
The emotion for this blog is ANGER.

If you’re a lupus patient then you have experienced this more than once while dealing with your disease. Think about it an follow me.

How about when you didn’t know what was wrong with you and it didn’t seem the doctors would ever know? How did you feel then? I suspect you were ANGRY.

How about when you finally received your diagnosis? Can you tell me you were happy? Or were you ANGRY because it’s unfair?

What about when you can’t do what you used to do or do what you want to do? Do you feel ANGRY then?

How do you feel when something new is wrong and the doctors want to blame it on your lupus but you feel it is probably something else? Do you feel ANGRY then?

If you didn’t feel ANGRY in any of these instances, I suspect you have felt anger or some other thing, obstacle, diagnosis, lack of diagnosis, happening, instance, or moment since you were diagnoses.

Don’t feel bad about having this emotion. It’s normal. We all feel many different emotions, even those living with lupus. We have a right to our feelings, but we need to understand why we feel the way we do, then work toward feeling our normal, whatever that is.

ANGER is an appropriate emotion at certain times, but it is not one we should experience all the time; one we maintain; or one we cultivate. It is one to be acknowledged, experienced, and then put away.

Written by Wanda M. Argersinger, Executive Director – The Lupus Support Network
© 2013, Wanda M. Argersinger and The Lupus Support Network