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

Guest Post: Finding the Right Doctor Is Critical to Health and Happiness

Finding the Right Doctor

I’m excited to welcome Tali Wee as a guest blogger this week in honor of Lupus Awareness Month! You’ll find more info about her in the bio below.  As patients, doctors are our teachers, our mentors, our guidance through frightening decision-making and sometimes even our heroes.  With their hard-earned knowledge, they can cure our ailments … Continue reading

Does Twitter Impact Your Health?

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The other day as I was reading through a long queue of tweets, I noticed an overwhelmingly negative tone in all of them. From mundane complaints about feeling frustrated with loved ones to more serious complaints about feeling fed up with chronic pain, everyone seemed to be on a downhill slide. What was interesting was … Continue reading

The Cost of Lupus

Living with a chronic disease can be stressful. When you’re not feeling well, it can be difficult to keep smiling and do mundane tasks around the house, let alone focus at work. But regardless of how active your disease is at any given time, the medical costs associated with it can create plenty of stress. … Continue reading

Old Habits Die Hard

My old job has been tougher to extract myself from than I thought it would be. Last week I worked a half day at the office, and then I went to the store and worked until about 8:30 pm. The usual stress-inducers were present (i.e., terrible customers who leave 15 minutes after the store has … Continue reading

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