Most individuals battling lupus are also fighting rhematoid arthritis as well. Sometimes the joint pain and joint stiffness we experience is not solely due to lupus. RA is the most common and the most debilitating form of arthritis and it typically affects women the most. Below is a picture explaining what RA is, the symptoms… Read More Think You Have Rhematoid Arthritis?
Hey Lupies, Just wanted to lighten the mood just a little as most of us are confined to our homes during this crisis (COVID-19), eating most of our quarantine snacks and tired of staring at a television screen. Don’t you just find it comical when the doctor asks if you have any medical history he… Read More I Just Laughed
Hey Lupies, Just wanted to inform those of you residing in the Atlanta area, that due to COVID-19, the Walk To End Lupus NOW in Atlanta has been postponed until further notice. I will keep you all updated on when it is rescheduled :)
Hello My Fellow Lupies, I know, I know, it’s been awhile. However, I just wanted to get online and share some important information about Lupus & COVID-19, for those of you who are self isolating and for those of you who are still having to clock in at work because you are considered an essential… Read More Lupus & COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
Hey Lupies, I apologize. It has been awhile since my last post! Life happens and lupus drags you down. ALL THE WAY DOWN! I have been having some good days and then some not so great days, but such is life when you’re living with lupus. I have finally found my way back UP! This… Read More Loved More Than You Know
I cannot help but notice the weight gain I’ve experienced these days. Since being diagnosed with lupus I have put on quite a significant amount of pounds. Scrolling through the pictures in my cell phone this morning has helped me to see just how much weight I have put on. My arms and face have blown up… Read More I Must Put Down The Fork!
Survival… What does the word really mean? What comes to mind when the word ‘survival’ is uttered? A word as simple as survival could mean one thing for me but can take on a completely different meaning for someone else. For a toddler, the word survival may mean “hey look mommy, I’ve walked a few steps, I fell, but… Read More In A Fight For My Life
Mine eyes have seen the glory of the beautiful birth of my handsome baby boy, they have seen the hills, forests and volcanoes of Arenal, Costa Rica, the sandy beaches and old town of San Juan, Puerto Rico, and the beautiful lights and heights of the infamous Eiffel Tower in Paris, France. Mine eyes have seen ponds frozen… Read More Lupus And Mine Eyes
The wall has been bricked up! I remember thinking that. I remember thinking that all of the opportunities I was afforded would suddenly cease. I remember thinking my world had come to a drastic end. And I believed that was it for me. Those were my initial thoughts and feelings when I received the news- the day… Read More My Brick Wall