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Suicide & Chronic Illness: Never Ever Give Up Hope

Suicide & Chronic Illness: Never Ever Give Up Hope

I want to talk about a touchy subject today. Suicide. If you’ve been dealing with a chronic illness or chronic pain for a while you may have thought about it some. Even if you don’t deal with pain or illness every day you may have thought about suicide during a stressful or lonely time in your life. I’ll admit that I have. It’s not something to be proud of but it is most definitely not something to be ashamed of….

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Spoon Theory

Spoon Theory

I’m sure you have noticed the word “spoon” mentioned around here. You may be wondering, “What’s her deal with spoons? Everybody has spoons in their kitchen.” Or maybe you’re wondering why I use the word when I’m talking about lupus or invisible diseases. Learn more about the Spoon Theory below! So about these spoons… Well, today I’d like to share with you the Spoon Theory. This is a really great way to explain to others what it is like living…

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Lupus

Lupus

What is Lupus? There are 4 types of Lupus: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (what I will refer to as just Lupus), Cutaneous Lupus (only affects the skin), Drug-induced Lupus (caused by high doses of certain meds and usually clears up when the meds are stopped), and Neonatal Lupus (a rare condition caused by the mothers’ antibodies, usually clears up by 6 months). Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Lupus is a complex and chronic inflammatory disease in which the body’s immune system (the part…

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The Day After a Party with Lupus

The Day After a Party with Lupus

Throbbing headache Exhaustion Stumbling around to find some meds   This is the day after the party. Did we party like college kids? Nope! This is just the day after a 4 year old’s birthday party… Yesterday we got to celebrate my son’s birthday with the family. It was a good day. He had a blast with all his cousins. He loved the fire truck theme. Filled up on sweets and hot dogs. And he didn’t slow down until he…

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