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Lupus, Compression Stockings & Holiday Traffic

Hey Lupies! I know, it's been a while! Life happens. But I apologize. Amidst the chaos of my personal life and the frustration of my current job, I found enough calming energy to become a home owner and find a new job. Everything thing seems to be coming together... maybe. Health wise, hmm! Where should… Continue reading Lupus, Compression Stockings & Holiday Traffic

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Eat Your Veggies — Sheila Moon

Found this gem while scrolling on the WordPress news feed. Though I do not have lyme disease, I do have lupus, and I believe this post has an incredible amount of information for eating better when living with an autoimmune diseases. I've included only the anti- inflammatory foods as it pertains to my current situation… Continue reading Eat Your Veggies — Sheila Moon

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12 Lupus Symptoms Easily Missed

Lupus affects an estimated 1.5 million Americans, according to The Lupus Foundation of America, and it occurs when something goes wrong with the immune system. Normally the immune system produces antibodies that protect us from viruses and bacteria. But when you have lupus, the immune system can no longer decipher harmful germs from healthy tissue. In turn,… Continue reading 12 Lupus Symptoms Easily Missed

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Lupus Does Not And Will Not Define Me! RANT!

Lupies, I don't even  know where to begin... This month has been a rough one for me and my lupus. It is really trying to take hold of every part of my being. It's affected my mind- I have over a dozen sticky notes on my desk and computer screen at work, a million reminders… Continue reading Lupus Does Not And Will Not Define Me! RANT!

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Prognosis And Life Expectancy With Lupus!

80-90% of people with lupus can expect to live a normal life span. -According to The National Resource Center On Lupus Yes, it is true that medical science has not yet developed a method for curing lupus, and some people do in fact, die from the disease. However, for the majority of the people living with the disease… Continue reading Prognosis And Life Expectancy With Lupus!

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Lupus, The Butterfly And I!

Hey Lupies, Did you know... Butterflies are eternal symbols of freedom and peace? Though butterflies are typically seen as insects who are both beautiful and free to roam the open skies, for those who suffer from lupus, butterflies have a different connotation. Lupus has two unofficial mascots- the obvious of the two being the butterfly.… Continue reading Lupus, The Butterfly And I!

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When Lupus Strikes: Rheumatoid Arthritis & A Knee Replacement!

Pictured below is the list of labs I am to have done by my next doctor visit. Beside it is the new prescription to aid in pain relief from Rheumatoid Arthritis, and below that is the appointment confirmation of my next visit in two weeks.   Approximately 20-30% of patients with RA will have knees affected… Continue reading When Lupus Strikes: Rheumatoid Arthritis & A Knee Replacement!

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SLE, Try Living With It!

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (aka: SLE)- The most common type of lupus which affects different parts of the body including your internal organs. It is an autoimmune disease in which the immune system attacks its own tissues and causes widespread inflammation and tissue damage in the affected areas. The seriousness of SLE can range from mild… Continue reading SLE, Try Living With It!

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This Year’s Walk To End Lupus Now Event: An Overall Success!

2018's Walk To End Lupus Now Event was AMAZING! It's always so great gathering around people who support and believe in the cause that means so much to me. Whether it's walking amongst fighters, amongst people walking for family members, or walking for those who've lost their fight, we all band together and walk it… Continue reading This Year’s Walk To End Lupus Now Event: An Overall Success!

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Lupus Will NOT Win!

Lupus is such a horrible autoimmune disease! Never in a million years did I think I'd be given such a life changing diagnosis. In 2017 I had a really bad flare that caused me to have a surgery, steroid injections, admitted to the hospital on more occasions than I'd like to list, forced me to… Continue reading Lupus Will NOT Win!