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So...I have one crazy week ahead of me. Webinar, followed by a staff meeting, today. Food show set up, followed by a meeting, on Wednesday. Food show, followed by a meeting, on Thursday. ANOTHER webinar on Friday. Cooking for "Breakfast with…Continue
This is not a pity party, so it's safe to read on. Reality took a bite out of me. My eyes are more open now though, and some things are coming into focus that could have blissfully stayed blurry. I will however be taking that cozy corner…Continue
Funny name. I never heard of it before. Until my pain management doctor mentioned it.
YES! I found a new pain management doctor! I had my initial appointment last Friday. As its customary here where I live, I have to wait 2 weeks…Continue
Lupus is a systemic autoimmune disease which affects any part of the body, including the skin, lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, and nervous system. The immune system attacks the cells and tissues of the body, resulting to inflammation and tissue damage.
Symptoms of lupus vary from person to person, and may come and go. Almost everyone with Lupus has joint pain and swelling. Some develop arthritis. Frequently affected joints are the fingers, hands, wrists, and knees.
Arghhhhhh! - that is the only way I can explain my head this week! This week I've been on a major flare, feeling the worse I have in a long time and had no empathy from 'friends' who just say 'ah well you're okay, just take some tablets and you'll…Continue
I recently read an article about drs trying to appease insurance companies by not prescribing medications that are very expensive, such as Benlysta. I'm curious about this because my dr steadfastly refuses to prescribe this, despite the fact that…Continue
This is my very first post I usually just travertine else's,but I decided to ask you all if you have ever experienced wind in your ear?I have had what I characterize the sound you here during an ultra sound the heart beat of your baby,that beat…Continue
Im sure you all know what it feels like to be starred at because your face is swollen or red.. and it dosent feel too good for the little girl in the supermarket to say(not so quietly) MOMMY WHATS WRONG WITH HER FACE?.. but its more acceptable for…Continue
Hi Everyone! I am on the road to finding out if I have Lupus. A few years ago my Rheumatologist told me I probably had a autoimmune condition that would not present itself in lab work until my 30's. I don't have the butterfly rash and 3 years ago…Continue
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In the App, you can access all 35 support communities through the site and it’s perfect for staying in touch with your friends, info and support while on the go. In our beta tests, patient reported using it in doctor office waiting rooms and right after they were given a new diagnosis. The next feature in the App will be portable doctor reviews!
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