Those dark days…

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I remember those days of waking up to severe joint and muscle pain. The mere thought of getting out of bed or waking up to fistfuls of hair on my pillow was enough to contemplate thoughts of ending my life. Not only was there immense sadness and fear but also frustration of feeling helpless despite…

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Gratitude and a Gift!

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I just love this time of year, the crisp air and the smell of pie baking in the oven, although I could do without those extremely cold days!  With Thanksgiving upon us, there are car loads of family coming in for a few days. As always, I prep my own gluten free stuffing along with a…

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Who Do You Turn To?

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  While commuting home one day from Grand Central Terminal, I glanced over to another train that was headed in the same direction. I happened to notice the depth of facial expressions on those commuter’s faces. Some were sad, some were busy on their phones or computers, and others were in mid-conversation. The ones deep…

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5 Fabulous Tips to Enjoy the Beach Without a Lupus Sun Flare!

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Doctors say that people with lupus cannot be in the sun. I still shudder when I hear the words, “You will never be able to be in the sun again.” I remember hearing those exact words years ago in my rheumatologist’s office and leaving in tears. Being the ultimate sun worshipper, I took this as…

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Men and Lupus

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If you’ve been reading my site for a while, you know that I focus on helping women with lupus live a full, vibrant life. But what about men? Does lupus affect men as well as women? To answer this question, I’ve asked Ruby Andrew to share some of her research about men and lupus.  …

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