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alupussurvivor

Kingsport, Tennessee
Seeking fellow lupus survivors from internet social networking communities. Its been over a decade since my initial diagnosis, so I consider myself a "lupus survivor" with valuable experience. I started a biographical collection of blogs, Ardent Cerebrations: Musings of a Lupus Survivor!... Full Bio
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The Survivor by alupussurvivor 5 Comments Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus I am a 42 year old single African- American mom currently battling systemic lupus in its more severe form. June, 2004, I narrowly escaped death when a very sudden and agg ... Read on »
The Mission by alupussurvivor Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus Make "non-chronically ill" aware of the comprhensive effect of chronic illness on every aspect of a "survivors" being... mind , body , & spirit . Provide basic ... Read on »
The Life by alupussurvivor 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus By the time I was 18 years old my mother gave birth to my half sister, but the joy of her birth was soon overcast by my mother’s severe postpartum depression, which led to y ... Read on »
My 2010 Update | Less is More! by alupussurvivor Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus I have been trying to dictate my 2010 update since Dec 2009, but I haven’t been able to focus. For my 2009 update I was still bipolar enough for a manic episode to provide f ... Read on »
2010 Update by alupussurvivor Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus I have been trying to dictate my 2010 update since Dec 2009, but I haven’t been able to focus. For my 2009 update I was still bipolar enough for a manic episode to provid ... Read on »
Family & Friends a part of the Healing Process for The Mind, The Body & The Spirit by alupussurvivor Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus I was getting a little depressed Wednesday having the plans I made on the days I felt good being usurped again by my illness. Although I couldn't get around, in between my f ... Read on »
To Sleep or Not to Sleep? Thats the Question Asked by Lupus & Fibromyalgia Survivors by alupussurvivor Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus Most people don’t realize that the inability to sleep is the symptom and the side-effect with the most profound effect on the quality of everyday life for a survivor of lupu ... Read on »
3 H's of Corticosteroids Surprise Side Effects of Weekly Iron Infusions by alupussurvivor Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus I actually look forward to my weekly iron infusions. My new hematologist recommended a 6 week course to strengthen my iron deficiency. She did a broad spectrum of tests in ... Read on »
B12 shots: How well do they decrease chronic fatigue? Can they help "brain" problems? by alupussurvivor Posted in: Questions & Answers in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I have both lupus and fibromyalgia to blame for chronic fatigue and brain fog. And most recently severe thought processing problems, non-epileptic seizures and TIAs have been ... Read on »
Energy Conservation Tips & Tools for CHRONIC FATIGUE by alupussurvivor 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome CREATE SITTING TASKS For many tasks that you usually perform standing find a method of sitting to perform the same tasks. When doing food preparations for cooking at the ... Read on »
2009 Update by alupussurvivor Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus 2008 was defined as the year of new beginnings. In many ways it was. But beginnings are always something bright, shining and new. My year for beginnings meant revelatio ... Read on »
2008 Update by alupussurvivor Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus Having given up ambitions of a career in medicine to live on disability benefits for the last decade, I was so excited to be in remission and starting a new job in June 2 ... Read on »