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PLGARRICK

California
I'm a fabulous single Mom with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. What makes me fabulous is you! For years, I was distraught over my illness and the things it subjects me too. But I've gained such a support system through friendships and blogging. I look forward to an encouraging... Full Bio
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Thymectomy Was a Success!!!! - (for now) by PLGARRICK Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus Sooooo I had a thymectomy almost 3 months ago and I'm finally blogging about it. I've been wanting to talk about it but busy with recovery from surgery, life with lupus, rai ... Read on »
I Know.....I Don't Look Sick by PLGARRICK Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus I live with 4 invisible illnesses: systemic lupus, myasthenia gravis, PTSD & depression. It's ironic that I like that my illnesses aren't obvious but despise some of the eff ... Read on »
My New 'Go-To' Exercise by PLGARRICK Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus Okay so recently I have been sick. Well.....er......I guess I'm always sick because I have lupus and myasthenia gravis and PTSD and I get depressed sometimes but..... I gues ... Read on »
I Must Get Out of This Slump!!!! by PLGARRICK Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus I worked so hard to eat properly, develop good sleeping habits, maintain a positive attitude and form other healthy habits. Lately though I feel like I'm slacking off. ... Read on »
Oh How I Hate Myasthenia - Part 2 by PLGARRICK Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus (If you didn't read the first post with #'s 1 thru 6, please do read Part 1 !) 7. I sound ridiculous when I'm trying to have a serious conversation. This is e ... Read on »
Oh How I Hate Myasthenia Gravis - Let Me Count the Ways! by PLGARRICK Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus 1. My food and drink like to travel through my nose. Seriously, that might have been funny 20 years ago, but I'm like 40 now. I just want to prepare my food and enjoy ... Read on »
Myasthenia Gravis - Welcome to My Life..... by PLGARRICK Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus Myasthenia gravis is my new best frenemy. I was just learning how to be peaceable with lupus after 10 years and this bomb is dropped on me. How things developed.. ... Read on »
Free Lupus Meds! (Healthy Food & Regular Exercise) by PLGARRICK Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus The best medicine I ever took for lupus was my decision to make healthier food choices. Getting regular exercise is a very close second best! When I first d ... Read on »
Late-night Lupie! by PLGARRICK Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus Late nights have become my involuntary me-time. I don't know if the insomnia is caused by lupus, prednisone, Benlysta, anxiety, or some other medication, issue or d ... Read on »
Sick but still Sexy! by PLGARRICK Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus I haven't blogged in 4ever. Sorry people! You might have guessed from this post's title that lupus is acting up but I'm still thinking positive.......at least trying very ha ... Read on »
Not Now! Busy.......Breathing by PLGARRICK Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus                                            Life is as swift as it wants to be Yet slower than I can stand! Days end when they're just ge ... Read on »
I Was Diagnosed with Lupus - NOW WHAT??!! by PLGARRICK Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus I was diagnosed with systemic lupus erythematosus in July 2002, about 10 years now.  I've learned so much over the years that I wish I knew when I was first diagnosed. ... Read on »
Life is C-R-A-Z-Y, Fight smarter AND harder! by PLGARRICK Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus I'm not sure who made up the phrase "work smarter NOT harder" but it's never made any sense to me. Most of the people around me have noticed that life has ... Read on »
Developing and Maintaining a Positive Attitude by PLGARRICK Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus A positive attitude is a value asset to any one's life. Add to that a stressful job, the responsibility of raising children, dealing with strained relationships, chronic ill ... Read on »
Benlysta - My New Best Friend! by PLGARRICK Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus I won't call it a wonder-drug. But Benlysta (belimumab) has certainly done some great things for me. Lupus, watch out. There's a new sheriff in town! ... Read on »
My 2 Absolute Favorite Exercises! by PLGARRICK Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus I'm at the point in my life where I can honestly say that I LOVE to exercise! I'm shocked about that myself but I'm glad I pushed myself until it became a way of life for ... Read on »
Lupus and Me - FINALLY Making a Connection! by PLGARRICK Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus I have been getting back to ME since about June 2011. I "lost" me, sad to say, about 9 years ago. Although I was a little disappointed in my usual "in-love-with-me-self" fo ... Read on »
A Day in the Life of This Loopy Lupie by PLGARRICK Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus Lupus is an annoying, unpredictable, potentially fatal illness. It has made my life......er.........interesting.  People often ask me what life is like with lupus.  So, h ... Read on »
Two Extreeemely SIMPLE Ways to Add Physical Activity to Your Day! by PLGARRICK Posted in: Blog Posts in Lupus Exercise!!!!! It can sound like such a chore at times. We have so many things to do and so little time to do it in. Here are some of the ways I add physical activity to my d ... Read on »