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New Lease On Life

After months of chemotherapy, I am finally moving on to the next stage of treatment. With Lupus currently under control, I have resumed Cellcept, Prednisone, Plaquenil, and Cymbalta as my primary medications. 403 more words

Chronic Illness

An Unusual Mimicker of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: A Case Report:::

We present a case of a 47 year-old African American female with 15 pack-years of tobacco use and heavy alcohol use who presented with arthritis and was found to have a positive antinuclear antibodies (ANA), anti double stranded DNA antibodies (anti-dsDNA), and anti-Sjogren’s syndrome-related antigen A and antigen B (anti-SSA and anti-SSB). 43 more words

Judge Not

Spoonies are a special breed. We generally haven’t lived our whole lives with the limitations that chronic illness present, so it takes a lot of trial and error to understand what they are and what they mean to our lives and goals. 561 more words

A lack of inflammation

I’m sitting here listening to Islands by The XX reminiscing on the joy that was the few days before Christmas and a thought occurs to me. 903 more words


2016 Intentions: I wanna live like the common people

Doesn’t that sound lovely? Intensions are so much more passive than resolutions in the connotations that are drawn to mind. To me the phrase “I  1,430 more words


My brain lesion

Before I begin on my new path in 2016, the path to a long-term recovery that is, I want to ensure that all aspects of my past illness have been fully explained. 1,002 more words


I Tell You What

First of all, I’m hoping that 2016 will be a better year for all of us, not only for our health, but for every aspect of our lives, everything and anything that touches us.  264 more words