What I Really Mean When I Say I’m Fine

“I'm fine”, seems to have become my default response to anyone asking how I am doing or feeling for a few reasons. Mainly, it seems to be the easiest response to a question that I'm not quite sure people even want a real answer to. I have found that a lot of people ask either… Continue reading What I Really Mean When I Say I’m Fine

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Why I Choose To Share My Story

If you’re anything like me, early on in your diagnosis (along with the many other emotions going on) you felt a sense of fear and shame when thinking about discussing your new illness with others. I justified not talking about it by telling myself that my lupus didn't define me and I didn’t want people's… Continue reading Why I Choose To Share My Story

A Letter To Anyone Struggling to Cope With Chronic Illness

I was speaking to a friend recently about chronic illness and the many effects it has on a person’s life. Of course, there are the physical symptoms that are a direct cause of one’s disease, but how about the emotional toll it takes on a person? How often do we hear professionals talk about the… Continue reading A Letter To Anyone Struggling to Cope With Chronic Illness