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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 »
The way a prednisone taper is SUPPOSED to work. by Sara G. Patient Expert Mention the phrase "taper off prednsione", and my body instantly tenses up. I know I've written about my attempts (some failed, some successful) to taper off steroids in the ... Read on »
Hiking the JMT by Theresa Facebook BWCA 2008 Last week Dave and I watched an outstanding independent documentary called  Mile...Mile & A Half, The Muir Project  . In a nutshell, it's ... Read on »
Mid-summer stock is here: the Pillbags are in full force! by Sara .. I'm happy to announce that my mid-summer inventory has arrived, putting the popular Amelia and Bordeaux Pillfolds back on the shelves. Hooray! You can also find the li ... Read on »
Sticking with the minis: Hair clips to the rescue! by Sara G. Patient Expert These little guys have been lifesavers over the past few months! As strands continue to fall from my head, I've been trying to style my hair as little as possible. That ... Read on »
Chronic Illness and Marriage from Focus on the Family by Toni Kaste A really great article on chronic illness and marriage. I saw a statistic that 75% of marriages fail, when one partner is diagnosed with a chronic disease. Life ch ... Read on »
I Think I Have Something To Say by Theresa Facebook I think I have something to say. My life, at 48, has been very full.  In my quiet times, I think about the steps I have taken and the moments that ha ... Read on »