January 31, 2020

A Life Interrupted by Lupus

“You have lupus.” My doctor’s words cut through the air in the stark white of her examination room, and right through my soul.  Now it was […]
November 6, 2016

Fueling the Fight Against Lupus: You Are Never Alone

In my family, we are born with a competitive spirit (and stubbornness). My dad coached hockey and my siblings and I played a myriad of sports. […]
May 31, 2013
rainbow over an empty road

Cosmic Clue-By-Fours and Other Chronic Truths…

One of the most common questions I get asked is, in fact, formed in the prose of a question: “How do you do it?!?!” Wherein “it” […]
July 27, 2012

Pregnancy Complications and Lupus

In a separate post, we looked at some of the main considerations for a woman diagnosed with lupus (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, or SLE) who desires to […]
July 19, 2012

Pregnancy, Post-Partum and Lupus

Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), commonly referred to as lupus, is an autoimmune disease that overwhelmingly affects women, which means there are certain considerations for patients who […]
April 4, 2012
A female doctor talking to a patient

When Do Autoimmune Symptoms Add Up to Lupus?

How does lupus get started? Your immune system’s sole function is to recognize agents that are not you, e.g., bacteria, viruses, fungi, cancer cells, and eliminate […]