Listening to Heart's "Barracuda" for my estranged sister's birthday

Today is my estranged sister’s 54th birthday. I’m not mentioning her name so I’m sure that mentioning her age won’t matter. Anyway, every year for her birthday, Heart’s “Barracuda” comes to my mind because that was her favorite rock group and song. She is probably not aware of this tidbit. She’s just a few years... Read more »

Nova Bordelon asks "How do you manage lupus?"

Nova Bordelon asks "How do you manage lupus?"
Nova Bordelon is a character on Ava DuVernay’s “Queen Sugar“, shown weekly on the Oprah Winfrey Network. Last season, Queen Sugar introduced the lupus disease to its viewers via character Aunt Violet. I was so pleased and impressed to see this because there are millions (including celebs such as Toni Braxton and Nick Cannon) who... Read more »

Why it's important that lupus sufferers network

I cannot stress enough the importance of why lupus sufferers should network. Lupus is such an isolating disease because it affects your quality of life. Lupus attacks its own tissues, causing damage or potential damage to internal and external organ systems. Joint and muscle pain are major complaints among the lupus community. Not being able... Read more »
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The roughest part about having a lupus flare is the physical therapy afterward

After having several lupus flares over the years, the roughest part about them is enduring the physical therapy afterward. Lupus is an autoimmune disease where the immune system attacks itself. When this occurs, there may be damage or potential damage to internal and external organ systems. Each flare is different but people with lupus have... Read more »

50% Off Support Group For Men at Goodman Theatre

50% Off Support Group For Men at Goodman Theatre
SUPPORT GROUP FOR MEN By Ellen Fairey, Directed by Kimberly Senior Goodman Theatre | 170 N Dearborn Jun 23 – July 29, 2018 50% off tickets now available when you use code AMBASSADOR16 Seating restrictions apply. Not valid on previously purchased tickets or in combination with other offers. Expires 7/29/2018. The world’s changing, bro. Every Thursday... Read more »

5 Ways To Recover From A Lupus Flare

I want to share what I believe are five ways to recover from a lupus flare. Lupus is an autoimmune disease where the immune system attacks itself instead of fighting off invaders that would cause infection. Lupus has the potential of causing permanent damage to internal and external organ systems. There is no cure for... Read more »
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Prednisone to the rescue

My latest lupus flare consisted of major doses of prednisone. Prednisone is an anti-inflammatory steroid drug that has helped thousands of people with lupus live functional lives. Lupus is among the autoimmune diseases where the immune system attacks itself. Instead of the immune system warding of infection or the invaders that cause infection, a person... Read more »

50% off Father Comes Home From The Wars at Goodman Theatre

50% off Father Comes Home From The Wars at Goodman Theatre
Get 50% off performances of FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS at Goodman Theatre using code (AMBASSADOR16) GoodmanTheatre.org/Father By Suzan-Lori Parks | Directed by Niegel Smith Goodman Theatre | 170 N Dearborn May 25 – Jun 24, 2018 50% off tickets now available! Seating restrictions apply. Not valid on previously purchased tickets or in combination... Read more »

My lupus flare is trying to affect my social and quality of life

My lupus flare is trying its best to ruin my social life. It’s already affected my quality of life. The things I used to enjoy such as going out in the summer, engage in aerobic exercise or anything else physical is out of the question now. Lupus is an autoimmune disease where the immune system... Read more »
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Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disease that causes baldness

Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disease. It occurs when the immune system attacks the scalp, causing bald patches. It’s a common occurrence seen mostly in men but can affect anyone and in a person who is otherwise healthy. I have lupus which is also autoimmune. With lupus, internal and external organs has the possibility of... Read more »