This is something that you should discuss with your doctor or surgeon. He/She will be able to tell you what medications are allowed in the days leading up to your surgery, and will provide you with any other pre-surgery preparation you may need.
You might find it helpful to post your question in our Lupus Community -- the members there are active and supportive, and I am sure that they will chime in with their personal experience or opinions about Lupus and wood stoves. We also have an expert in that community who might be able to give some insights.
You might want to try posting your question in our Fibromyalgia Community if you haven't already. The members there are very active, supportive and eager to respond with personal experience and information. There have been a number of posts on the board in the past about a suspected correlation between celiac disease or the milder gluten intolerance and fibro (you can search within the community for these posts if you'd like, or certainly post a new discussion as you did here). I am sure the members will add their own experiences, research and opinions.
If you are still experiencing tingling in your cheeks I suggest you make an appointment to be seen by your doctor. While this could be another episode of Bell's Palsy , there are a number of other conditions that could be the cause. Only a diagnosis from a medical professional can pinpoint exactly what it is. I hope that you are feeling better!
I am sorry that you are experiencing this. Has your hearing returned at all since you posted this? If you are still experiencing problems, you might want to post your question over in our Ear, Nose, & Throat Community . The members there might have some experience with what you are going through and may be able to offer some advice.
I hope that your arm is feeling better at this time, and I am glad that you have continued to do your exercises regularly -- rehab is a very important part of a successful recovery from rotator cuff surgery. If you are still seeing this PT and she is still causing you pain, I suggest that you tell her exactly what is happening and ask if what you are feeling is normal. This article says that your PT should help you with gentle stretching (from what you described your PT was not gentle) and strengthening exercises.
This is a good question to clarify with your doctor. Normal body temperature averages 98.6 but can fall 1 degree or more higher or lower (as your 96.8 does). An oral temperature above 100 F is a considered a fever in most adults. This may need to be adjusted because your normal body temperature is lower than the average. Because your rise in temperature is associated with a sore throat, chest congestion, etc, it might be that your body is trying to fight off an infection or cold/flu . If you have been experiencing these symptoms for more than three days or your symptoms are getting worse, I suggest you make an appointment to see your doctor. You may be in need of antibiotics or other treatment. Here are some fever treatment options you might find helpful.