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Let me introduce myself.

Hello blogging world!

I am a twenty seven year old stubborn woman (hence the username lol) born and raised in California. Ethnically I like to keep it simple and tell everyone that I am a mix of Thai and African-American. 486 more words

Anemia

Some background information

My kidneys failed because of Lupus. I was officially diagnosed with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus when I was 15 years old. Like any normal 15 yr old, I ignored the doctors when they told me to stay the heck out of the sun. 716 more words

The Burden of Illness

As if having Lupus or any other chronic illness isn’t enough, we have to endure the punishment associated with being ill.  I’m not talking about the physical toll it takes on our bodies, but instead, the stress of dealing with insurance companies that don’t want to pay for the services we’re paying them for. 599 more words

Chronic Illness

Chemo? But I Don't Have Cancer

After accepting my diagnosis and adjusting my days to a new normal, I resumed life as usual.  There were changes, of course, a lot of new medicines and monthly visits to the doctor, but I try to lead a normal existence.   1,058 more words

Chronic Illness

Treating Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE or Lupus)

Everyone has their own definition of what Lupus, or any illness, feels like to them. Following the logic then, there are also many analogies on the internet for what it is like and how it makes you feel. 526 more words

Lupus

My New Normal

Like many women, I prided myself on being an outgoing, multitasking supermom while my children were growing up. I didn’t have time to slow down, so getting sick was not an option. 762 more words

Chronic Illness

What is Lupus?

UNDERSTANDING LUPUS

SLE (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus)

(reference) http://www.lupus.org

What is lupus?

Lupus is a chronic, autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body (skin, joints, and/or organs inside the body). 368 more words

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