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Lupus Adventurer

Phoenix, Arizona
I am a lupus patient, wife, mother, grandmother, musician, legal professional, certified public manager, local government employee and Christian. Living with lupus is an adventure, and that adventure is often found between the lines.
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Lupus adventures and blessings beneath a fiesta of balloons by Lupus Adventurer Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus Room with a view of the balloons Once or twice each year I attend professional conferences about legal management, and experience the joys of travel with my lupus. ... Read on »
Lupus adventures with painting, packing and a party by Lupus Adventurer Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus In our extended family, every holiday and birthday is an excuse for large gatherings.  Although my four siblings live throughout the western United States, my husband’s ... Read on »
Optimizing Lupus Treatment Strategy # 2 – HMO/PPO or Not ? by Lupus Adventurer Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus Health Care Choices While this draft post was bouncing around in my head and computer over the past couple of weeks, I wondered how it would “go over.”  I wondered ... Read on »
We are still learning about Benlysta by Lupus Adventurer Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus Learning about Benlysta Last week, one of the readers of Lupus Adventures commented about how her doctor still didn’t feel he knew enough about Benlysta to answer ... Read on »
Lupus Adventurers’ Reader Survey by Lupus Adventurer Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus Today, I though I would change things up a bit and give you a special opportunity to give me some feedback. I would just love some reader response about Lupus Adventu ... Read on »
Optimizing Lupus Treatment Strategy #1 – Estimating Overall Costs by Lupus Adventurer Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus Lupus Treatment Strategies Systemic Lupus is expensive to treat!  This is the first in a series of discussions about strategies patients can use to get the best Lu ... Read on »
Lupus, Cipro and Tendon TLC by Lupus Adventurer Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus Cipro 500 mg Tablets During my recent hospitalization for a severe urinary infection, the intravenous antibiotic that was administered for two days was Cipro ( ci ... Read on »
Lupus Adventurer’s unlikely junk mail “friends” by Lupus Adventurer Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus Junk Mail What do you get with an email address and public Internet presence?  Junk mail!  It relentlessly finds its way through cyberspace to unwitting recipients ... Read on »
Lupus Adventurer in the lull before the storm by Lupus Adventurer Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus Some mornings you get up, expecting to have the day turn out one way, and the unexpected happens.  I arose feeling the morning’s normal lupus challenges: brain fog, achi ... Read on »
Unmasking All Lupus Symptoms – New LFA & GSK Campaign by Lupus Adventurer Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus New Lupus Symptoms Initiative The Lupus Foundation of America and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)  have partnered in an exciting new lupus awareness campaign using the slogan, ... Read on »
Lupus and breaking long-term prednisone dependence by Lupus Adventurer Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus 1/2 mg at a time… If I were joining a twelve-step program, I suppose I would have to make my introduction by announcing “Hello, my name is L.A. and I am an addict.”  ... Read on »
Lupus, learning and keeping pace from a legal perspective by Lupus Adventurer Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus State bar conference volunteer Along with a team of other volunteers, last week included three days helping the Arizona State Bar at our state’s annual convention fo ... Read on »
Lupus nasal ulcers and a little annoying bump in the nose by Lupus Adventurer Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus Over the past few weeks, a running series of little nuisance lupus symptoms suddenly took an unexpected turn.  Lupus mouth and nasal ulcers are often the first sign of a b ... Read on »
Happy 3rd Bloggiversary to Me, Lupus Adventurer! by Lupus Adventurer Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus June 2013 Today marks the quiet little bloggiversary of three years since launching this blog. Thank you to every reader and the many special people met along th ... Read on »
Lupus, Benlysta and a little browsing with brunch by Lupus Adventurer Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus This morning was a repeat of many Saturday breakfast brunch rituals.  Today it was omelets, bacon, toast, homemade plum jam,  strawberries and bananas with coffee.  I real ... Read on »
Lupus Adventurer and little digital butterfly collecting by Lupus Adventurer Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus Albuquerque Bio Park Butterfly Sanctuary During a recent trip to Albuquerque, a trip to the Aquarium and Bio Park included spending time in the butterfly sanctuar ... Read on »
Closing Out Lupus Awareness Month & Lupus Fact No. 31 by Lupus Adventurer Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus Today is the last day of Lupus Awareness Month 2013.  Thank you for visiting and for your interest in learning more about lupus awareness.  Also, kudos to those of you wh ... Read on »
More lupus facts, melodies and familial autoimmune maladies by Lupus Adventurer Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus Familial Autoimmunity Me (youngest one) and my siblings 50 years ago This original post was written once on Saturday May 18th, but went into the netherworld of ... Read on »
Lupus Adventurer and the Case of the Missing Daily Lupus Fact Posts by Lupus Adventurer Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus Case of the Missing Daily Posts? First, thank you so much for the email checking on my well-being and whereabouts! Today, this post skips right over the past week ... Read on »
Lupus Fact & May 17, 2013 Blogger “Put on Purple” Hall of Fame by Lupus Adventurer Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus Putting it on For Lupus Putting on Purple we “POP” for lupus today, About lupus awareness we have something to say! Supporting our sisters with lupus thi ... Read on »