Book Review: The Lupus Encyclopedia

The subtitle of Dr. Donald Thomas’ newly released book, The Lupus Encyclopedia, is “A Comprehensive Guide for Patients and Families”–and indeed it is. As someone who is insatiably curious, a lover of random bits of info (I’m the gal you want on your Pub Quiz team), it’s been a frustrating process to glean useful, reliable … Continue reading

15 Tips on Having a Successful Pregnancy with Lupus

For those of you have been following my blog for awhile now, you know I’ve shared my experiences of being pregnant while having lupus (here’s just one). Staying healthy during pregnancy while keeping lupus symptoms at bay remains a hot topic that a lot of women with lupus are concerned about. The following article was … Continue reading

Looking for Dr. Right

I recently changed doctors in an effort to find a rheumatologist better suited to my needs (i.e., someone who actually gives a crap and knows how to treat lupus). But now I’m not sure that I’m any better off. Dr. #1 I moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico, about a year and a half ago, and … Continue reading

12 Best Lupus Blogs of 2014

I recently learned that I’ve been selected by as one of the 12 best lupus bloggers of 2014. I’m extremely thankful to be included in their list, and I really appreciate the individual write-ups on each of the bloggers. If you’re searching for a new lupus blog to follow, I recommend checking out the … Continue reading

4 Positive Things about Having Lupus

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As Lupus Awareness Month comes to a close, I wanted to reflect on the positive things my lupus diagnosis has brought into my life. Sure, there’s the fatigue, the pain, the rashes, the lesions, the expensive lab tests and doctors visits, and so much more, but it’s not all bad. There are truly kind, empathetic … Continue reading

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