Thursday, April 14, 2011

HAWMC Day 2, Word of the Day

Word of the Day Post! Go to dictionary.com and write a post inspired by their WOTD – or grab a dictionary (or any book) from your bookshelf, open to a page, and write about that word. Can you link the word to your condition somehow?

Okay, I can do that!

I picked insidious.

–adjective

1. intended to entrap or beguile: an insidious plan.
2. stealthily treacherous or deceitful: an insidious enemy.
3. operating or proceeding in an inconspicuous or seemingly harmless way but actually with grave effect: an insidious disease.


I believe that the implications of insidious in relation to lupus to be plain. So if it is not, just imagine an invited guest that invites themselves into every aspect of your life, and is almost exclusively bad – very rarely neutral, never a beneficent presence. Every once in a while, your life may level out a bit; maybe even enough for you to think that your guest has perhaps gone away. Oh, no, your guest has simply been painting the exterior of your home a fragrant, organic shade of fresh feces.

Lupus/SLE is insidious.