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Living With Lupus: Tips that help me get by

Living with Lupus comes with a variety of issues that we must deal with daily. Some of these are physical and others are emotional.  Over the years, I have found different products, foods, and activities that help me cope with both. 698 more words


Striated Voluntary (Skeletal) Muscle Tissue

Striated Voluntary (Skeletal) Muscle Tissue

The striated muscle tissue, which is under the control of the somatic nervous system; meaning it is voluntarily controlled. As their name suggests, most skeletal muscles are attached to bones by groups of collagen fibers known as tendons. 155 more words


As sure as the sun goes down and this moon comes up, I'll be fighting

I can do this.  I can. And once I’ve done it, I will help someone else hear those words and BELIEVE them.  If you can, reach out and offer your hand or your positive wisdom to someone having a crummy day.  131 more words


Party Time

Today I received some great news from my Nephrologist. My protein levels are officially under 1 gram (at a 0.6 g) for the first time in nearly five years. 89 more words

Spoonie Warrior

Good Bye Gallbladder

Today is my second day of recovery from my gallbladder surgery. I’m definitely feeling much better today. It sure does still hurt when I’m in a position too long and get up to move, but it usually goes away the more I move around. 328 more words

Spoonie Warrior

30 things about my invisible illness you may not know....

So I finally decided to take the plunge and start a blog! Yaaaaay! :) The idea to start one started with this note written some time ago…the procrastination on the matter though! 513 more words

Anti-phospholipid Antibody Syndrome

I Choose Optimism

I am a member of many Lupus support groups and follow members on social media as a way to stay informed and provide support.  A common theme in all of them is pain.   498 more words

Chronic Illness