While Lupus patients like me get a lot of practice with the “three-steps-forward-two-steps-back” deal, it’s not always easy. It’s especially tough to reconcile reality with the days of the past, remembering ….
When I learned that my neurologist was referring me for aquatic therapy at our local hospital, I was very excited. I love pain therapies that don’t involve prescription medications! After today’s evaluation ….
One thing about living with Lupus is that you just never know when the disease will strike. You could be having one of very few glorious days, then out of the blue, something you do or eat will make you ….
Last week this time, I was basking in the glow of getting fitted for a new wig. What a difference a week makes, as the downturn in the weather has had a cascading effect on my body, mind, and spirit. Unfortunately….
I hadn’t heard of the term “Lupus hair” until last year while researching my book, although it was one of my first symptoms of this disease many years ago. Unfortunately, to this day, it remains a problem that ….
In Lupus, if it’s not your body’s own immune system over-working itself, it’s your own mind over-thinking about the strange symptoms you’re having and if they’ll lead to a major flare or even a hospital stay….
On the road of life with Lupus, there are SO many bumps and detours. From unfavorable lab results to emergency medical episodes, the challenge is to manage these “bumps in the road” with skillful driving, both defensively and….
Winter has never been one of my favorite seasons, even prior to my Lupus diagnosis. Yes, there’s definitely beauty in the season, especially with our breath-taking views of the snow-capped Sierra mountains. But all the cold ….
It’s two days before Christmas, and as I struggle to gear up for the holiday “break,” I’m reminded that there’s really no break from Lupus. The holiday is full of memories and hope for the future. I cling to those ….
As I continue healing and making my way back to my “normal,” I find myself getting excited again about the possibilities this emergency has brought to light. A couple of new medications, vivid dreams, and ….
When you live with Lupus, medical emergencies can become a way of life. Surviving them takes the effort of hospitals, doctors, and the right medicines; but fighting your way back from them once you’re “out-of-the-woods” ….