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
When diagnosed with an autoimmune disease, or any disease for that matter, the simple treasures that were once taken for granted become things one wished they would have appreciated. One becomes a pessimist without hesitation, it is as if one’s mind is prone to it, and one becomes the one who thinks THEE absolute worse… Read More The Simple Treasures
Abandoned. I live with a disease that is so common yet no one knows exactly what it is. My disease affects 1.5 million people in the U.S., but still there is no cure. So what do you do when you feel all alone? Or when your body becomes infection prone? What happens when your fears… Read More Abandoned
Can anyone else relate? I truly can! Sunscreen has become my best friend because the sun, photosensitivity and my lupus do not mix! My left arm is so severely discolored due to the sun that it has become quite embarrassing. But who wants to wear long sleeves in 100 degree weather? And who wants to… Read More The Sun And It’s Affects On Lupus Sufferers!
While there are countless songs out there that have helped people through difficult health moments, there’s something extra special about songs inspired by the ups and downs of living with a health condition. Below, we rounded up 18 songs that were written about an individual’s experience with chronic illness — whether that person is the… Read More 18 Songs I Bet You Didn’t Know Were About Chronic Illnesses!