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The Survivor by alupussurvivor 5 Comments 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 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 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 »
"How many pills can a Pillfold hold?", asked the customer to the Pillbag Lady by Sara G. Patient Expert This is a question I hear quite often when it comes to selling Pillbags . Customers want to know exactly how big the zippered pouches of the Pillfold are, and I understa ... Read on »
Crazy Few Months by Florence F. Patient Expert The tears haven't stopped, but they flow less frequently. The hurting hasn't stopped, but I'm managing to find joy in things all over again.  I love to write-I love t ... Read on »
'Tis the season for giving...so free copies of Despite Lupus it is! by Sara .. A few weeks ago, the print shop I use for my books made a small mistake. I ordered a new run of Despite Lupus books, so I would have plenty of copies on hand for the holiday ... Read on »
I think my gums are infected by Carla U. Patient Expert Day 80: Staying up too late again this week. Sleeping super late post-surgery threw off schedule. Got up, taught a couple lessons then went to a music party where I ... Read on »
Still as twisted as I was in 8th grade by Carla U. Patient Expert Day 79 I think I can sum up my day (today) on the plan in one sentence When it hurts to chew, it's easy to not overeat. At least I have superfood shakes and high-qual ... Read on »
Day 78: 3 pounds slimmer! by Carla U. Patient Expert Day 78 Yeehaw! 3 pounds slimmer! Total so far: 9.5 slimmer. 6 lbs to goal weight! Of course the real goal is HEALTH! I've been skinny, I've been fat, an ... Read on »