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A Battle Against Me, Myself, and I

My nephrologist has not been happy with the progress, or lack of, in my protein levels found in my urine, so she has recommended increasing one of my strongest steroids, Prednisone to help kick start my new kidney medication. 574 more words

Lupus News Roundup – April/May 2015

It’s that time again! As you know, posts have been held up lately, so here is the catch-up edition of the Life Despite Lupus monthly news roundup.

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I sit in the foyer of this morning’s lecture theatre. It’s after 10am and I’ve been awake for over two hours, but it feels like mere moments ago. 968 more words


Post-Transplant LN Patients Can Have Viable Pregnancies

Outcomes better in women with inactive systemic lupus erythematosus..

Having a renal transplant for lupus nephritis did not rule out successful pregnancies, but outcomes were better in those whose systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) was inactive, according to an Italian case report. 521 more words


Turn the Other Cheek.... If You're Able To Move

“I do not feel like I have the courage for this journey, but I have Jesus—and He will provide. He has given me so much to be grateful for, and that gratitude, that wondering over His love, will cover us all.

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Frequent Flyer at the ED

Just quietly, last weekend was uncomfortably full of various activities. Not only did I say goodbye to my darling Polly, but I also had my father visiting whilst he attended a work function and Gallowe and I had two first’s as a couple. 1,123 more words


Researchers find protein that triggers lupus-associated immune system activation

Researchers have identified an inflammatory molecule that appears to play an essential role in the autoimmune disorder systemic lupus erythematosus, commonly known simply as lupus. In their report the team describes finding that a protein that regulates certain cells in the innate immune system – the body’s first line of defense against infection – activates a molecular pathway known to be associated with lupus and that the protein’s activity is required for the development of lupus symptoms in a mouse model of the disease. 414 more words