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I'm looking forward to my treatment for peripheral neuropathy

I had a consultation today with Balanced Flow Neuropathy for treatment of peripheral neuropathy. I’ve been experiencing numbness and tingling in both feet for some time and enough is enough. Actually, my dad put the fire under me to get it checked out. I guess he got tired of me telling him the same thing... Read more »

I'm thankful to see another birthday

My birthday was July 22nd and I couldn’t be more grateful. I made it to the big 55. I’m grateful because I’m alive and considerably well and was home with my family instead of being in the hospital.I have lupus and it has its ups and downs. Lupus is an autoimmune disease where the immune... Read more »

I miss handwriting and typing

When my fingers on my left hand and middle finger on my right hand were amputated, it didn’t bother me at first. As I looked back and knew I had gangrene it was a no-brainer to have them removed. My brother teased me by saying that he wanted my damaged fingers to give them to... Read more »

Why I love Mondays

I love Mondays for a variety of reasons. When my sons were in school I looked forward to Mondays. Monday was my day to be restored and renewed from the previous weekend of being stretched really thin between the two.Both of my sons have autism and it really doesn’t help that they’re on different spectrum... Read more »

The stinging pain in my feet has a name

The stinging pain in my feet has a name and it’s called peripheral neuropathy. I did a little research on the subject such as its origin. There are various reasons why a person would suffer from it but in my case, lupus is the culprit.Lupus is an autoimmune disease where the immune system gets confused... Read more »

I'm beating boredom by learning a new language

Last weekend I decided to beat boredom by learning a new language. I had French for four years in high school because I always wanted to go to France. If I didn’t make it to France, I settled for the French Quarter in New Orleans, Louisiana. I have yet traveled to both. Thirty or so... Read more »

Lupus made me a walking pharmacy

Lupus is an autoimmune disease where the immune system gets confused, attacking its own tissues. With that being said, lupus may cause damage or potential damage to internal and external organ systems. I was officially diagnosed with lupus in 1999 but prior to my diagnosis I suffered from so many other ailments. I had mixed... Read more »

April is Autism Acceptance Month

After reading several articles regarding autism awareness, I noticed that the month of April has become the month of Autism Acceptance. Autism is a developmental disorder discovered in children around the age of ( but not limited to) three years old. Children are delayed in speech and fine motor skills. I have two sons with... Read more »

Lupus and Hyperhidrosis

Lupus is an autoimmune disease where the immune system attacks its own tissues. Hyperhidrosis is excessive sweating. When you combine the two it has horrible results as it’s hard to find relief. Lupus has the potential of causing permanent damage to internal and external organ systems such as scarring of the skin. It may also... Read more »

Lupus and skin care

It is so important for those with lupus to pay attention to their skin care regimen. Because lupus is an autoimmune disease that affects internal and external organ systems, the skin can become compromised as well. Men’s skin association with lupus is called discoid lupus. Potential or permanent damage may occur across the face (singer/songwriter... Read more »