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In early 2005, I was 28 years old and just beginning to break into a career as an opera singer. I had received contracts for three main stage productions, a culmination of ten years of work toward my goal of making opera my life's work. I was at a turning point; these performances could make or... Full Bio
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Invisible Illness: “But you look so good.” by Molly Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus Invisible Illness: "But you look so good." Have you ever seen someone park in a handicap spot and look perfectly healthy as they step out of the car? You wonder, “They’r ... Read on »
Lupus Overlap Diseases: What are Some Common Diseases Associated with Lupus? by Molly Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus Lupus Overlap Diseases: What are Some Common Diseases Associated with Lupus? Some lupus (SLE) patients have been told by one physician t ... Read on »
Alternative Lupus Treatments and Therapies by Molly Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus Alternative Lupus Treatments and Therapies  In our last blog, Lupus Treatment Options: Lupus Medications ,we covered many of the most common pharmaceutical tre ... Read on »
Lupus Treatment Options: Lupus Medications by Molly Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus Lupus Treatment Options: Lupus Medications Lupus manifests differently in each patient (Please see: How Lupus Can Affect The Body ,) ... Read on »
Coping with Lupus: How Does Lupus Affect Your State of Mind and Body? by Molly Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus   Coping with Lupus: How Does Lupus Affect Your State of Mind and Body? Whether you have been recently diagnosed with lupus or have been living with it for m ... Read on »
Living With Lupus: In What Ways Can Lupus Affect the Body? by Molly Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus   Living With Lupus: How Can Lupus Affect the Body? In Lupus and other autoimmune diseases, the immune system begins to recognize and attack itself, going after a ... Read on »
Diagnosing Lupus and Lupus Tests by Molly Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus Do you think you may have lupus? If you have shown several of the signs for lupus, you and your physician may now take the next step in determining if it is lupus or an ... Read on »
Lupus Symptoms and Signs by Molly Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus Lupus Symptoms and Signs Lupus is a very difficult disease to diagnose.  Because lupus rarely presents itself the same way in any two people, it is very c ... Read on »
Lupus and Holiday Stress by Molly Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus Lupus and Holiday Stress   The holidays are here and coming jingling along with them are all of the joy and stress of family gatherings; the I-have-no-idea-w ... Read on »
Dealing With a Lupus Depression: How Do You Cope? by Molly Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus  Dealing with a Lupus Depression: How do you cope?  Grieving Because lupus can force you to make adjustments in your life and any change is not alway ... Read on »
Bummer Time: Lupus Depression by Molly Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus Bummer Time:  Lupus Depression Lupus Depression When our pain and struggles start to get us down, it's easy to overlook the other symptom that affe ... Read on »
The Lupus Butterfly Rash or Malar Rash: Information You Need to Know. by Molly Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus Derived from the Latin word ‘mala’ which means cheekbone, the Malar or Butterfly rash is a kind of skin condition typically characterized by the appearance of rashes ... Read on »
Medications for Lupus...What is right for you? by Molly Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus Ok, so you’ve been diagnosed with lupus.  What now? What are some of the proscribed medications for lupus and how do I know what is right for me? We hope t ... Read on »
The Lupus and Diet Dilemma by Molly Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus The Lupus and Diet Dilemma: What should we eat? What should we avoid? TA DAAAAAAAAA! From the time we are kiddos, we are told that we should exercise and eat ... Read on »
Serving Up Style August Blog by Molly Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus Serving Up Style Blog Jason Ball Interiors' room, Serving Up Style 2011 We just received all the descriptions of the designer rooms, and are ... Read on »
Harnessing the Olympic Spirit by Molly Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus Harnessing the Olympic Spirit! Don't you ever wonder what makes an Olympian?  What is it that they tell themselves day in and day out, through the blood sweat and tears ... Read on »
Dental Drama by Molly Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus Anyone who has ever struggled from a root canal is going to sympathize with this story!  As a follow up to my last blog about how my medications were affecting my teeth, let ... Read on »
Numbers too big to ignore by Molly Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus Numbers that are too big to ignore!!! Read on »
Serving Up Style is Off and Running! by Molly Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus Serving Up Style is Off and Running! Last week on July 12, all 20 design teams had a chance to get together as a group, and hear about all the exciting things ... Read on »
Calling all volunteers and supporters of Molly’s Fund! by Molly Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus Here at Molly’s Fund we are in full swing in preparation for our fast approaching biggest event of the year, Serving Up Style, and we need your help. It will ... Read on »