I'm thrilled to be nominated for Healthline's Best Blog Award this year!
I'm honored to be considered alongside such a fabulous group of online health advocates. Should you feel compelled, you can click here to cast your vote. Just type in Despite Lupus (or your favorite health blog!) in the search bar, and hit VOTE!
Would love to see any beloved Lupus blog win top honors this year!
Happy New Year!
Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Thursday, December 24, 2015
I absolutely, positively love surprises. So when our good friends recently surprised the girls and me with beautiful, purple Lupus bracelets from Puravida, I was touched to the core!
This was my first introduction to Puravida, and I am impressed. They have a ton of bracelets as part of their Charity Collection, each that honor a different disease or ailment, and where a portion of the proceeds goes to that disease-specific organization with whom they've partnered. Puravida has donated more than $666,721 to date. In addition, every bracelet purchased helps provide full-time jobs for local artisans in Costa Rica. You can read their full story here. I love good finds. I hope you do, too!
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
I shared this lupus infographic a couple of years ago, and I still think it's one of the best illustrations of how Lupus affects the body. Here you go again - share if you like!
Monday, December 14, 2015
Oh, there's so much truth in this quote! If only I'd understood it when I was debating whether to start Cellcept years ago, when my own "house" was on fire. I could have saved myself so much consternation! You can read about my internal medication debate here. Suffice to say, going on Cellcept brought me back into the land of the living, and continues to work for me today.
The quote above is just one of the spot-on quotes included in an article written by rheumatologist Dr. Jack Cush. The piece, titled "Famous Rheumatologist Quotes - Part I", is a compilation of famous quotes that he and his colleagues have used over the years to guide their ability to treat patients, and treat them well.
Thanks to Dr. Donald Thomas for sharing the article on twitter. (I bet Dr. Thomas has a few fabulous quotes of his own!)
Be sure to check out the entire list of famous quotes, but I'll leave you with just one more. This was contributed by a doctor who once worked with Dr. Cush, the author of the article, and he explains the genesis of Cush's words below:
Friday, December 11, 2015
Thanks, Pain Pathways, for listing the Pillfold in your list of top Holiday gifts for 2015! So excited to be included. Click below to see their full list of great goodies and gifts, and go to www.Pillfold.com to snatch up the perfect stocking stuffer!
The Best Holiday Gifts for Chronic Pain Sufferers - PainPathways Magazine