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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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Getting Ready To Go To The Fair

Getting Ready To Go To The Fair

It’s fair time!! One of my favorite times of the year is here again! I have been going to fairs since I was a baby and I hope to continue being able to go for many, many more years. As for my son, he was 9 days old when we took him to his first fair. So it is definitely a family tradition. I just love to walk around and see all the animals and exhibits. The aroma of all…

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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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