A very Lupie Labor Day! -How to help friends and Family Understand your illness
Posted Sep 06 2010 5:16am
Good morning and hello java and what seems to be shaping up to be a lovely end to our Labor Day weekend!
I hope you all had a great weekend as it wraps up today (as you can tell by the picture, I had a blast!--and you have not even seen the Hammock swing... YET!) , and that all you enjoyed (and hopefully had) your extended weekend! We have been busy over here with BBQ's, family gatherings and get togethers this weekend, and they are always a treat to say the least, when we are all able to get together and catch up over some good food and drinks! And after spending the majority of the weekend around close family and friends, It has come to inspire me for today's post. Today's post we will discuss ways to help your family and friends understand your lupus or chronic illness. I do not simply mean what it is, as you can google it and find a definition on wikipedia that is rather accurate and still not have a clue what Lupus really is. So today, I will provide you with some ideas and resources to help you educate and share with your family and friends so that they may be able to gain a better idea and understanding of how Lupus affects you and what it is you are dealing with on a day to day to basis. So without further delay, I'd like to present you with a few tips and resources/ideas on how you can help your family and loved ones gain a better understanding of your illness:
1. Write A letter- (sample provided from a woman named Theresa Stoops-written to her loved ones to help them understand)