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Laughing with mr lupus is all about you and me and the road that lies before us. It is here to help you (and me) discover different ways to navigate through the myriad of challenges that lupus throws our way. The approach is based on the principle that laughter combined with a positive mental attitude is often more potent and powerful than the cocktails of drugs and treatment that any physician can prescribe. Our philosophy is simply “Life should be fun” and … [Read More...]

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Mirth is God's medicine.  Everybody ought to bathe in it.  ~Henry Ward Beecher Laughing is a free resource available to all of us irrespective of our situation or circumstances yet it is something that often goes ‘undone’ for long periods of time. Contrary to popular belief you don’t need to go to a comedy event in order to laugh. Not only are there funny things in everyday life, you can also choose to laugh on purpose at anything you like. That may sound a … [Read More...]

Over recent months I have used this space to talk about my feelings and the things that mr lupus has thrown my way. I have learnt alot about myself and life in general in the process and have discovered that there are ways to manage and deal with all encounters with mr lupus so I have decided rather than just use this space as a place to talk about the condition to also use it as a place to identify, create and share resources to help make this journey through life a more … [Read More...]

Magazines Arthritis Today Lupus Now Health sites WebMD.com MedicineNet.com My Life Works Today Alliance for Lupus Research Arthritis Foundation Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease Support Organisations/Networks Lupus Foundation of America St. Thomas lupus Trust The lupus Support Network Physicians for patients Lupus UK MY Lupus/Frbro Support Group Lupus Blogs A Chronic Dose Sweet and Fit On the Road to a Cure Together, We will Find a … [Read More...]

My adventures with mr lupus

lupus awareness month

It’s lupus Awareness month 10 things I need you to be aware of.

But for me I am already aware. I often wonder what to do at times like this. What do I want people to be aware of? and more importantly what do I want them to do? Every year this time comes around I feel stumped. I don't want to just let you know that lupus exists, after all I did that last year. I'd actually like to give you something to think about and maybe even something that you can do … [Read More...]

More about my adventures

Escape from the fog

Light in the fog

Weekend food for thought!

I discovered that accepting something is not the same as liking something. I … [Read More...]

Light in the fog

Can you get addicted?

Got a call from my friend's daughter recently to come quick mum (who has been my … [Read More...]

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Sometimes you need to make a change!

We all know what foggy looks like and for those of us who seem to be afflicted … [Read More...]

More escape from The Fog

MORE LAUGHING WITH MR LUPUS

lupus awareness month

It’s lupus Awareness month 10 things I need you to be aware of.

But for me I am already aware. I often wonder what to do at times like this. What do I want people to be aware of? and more importantly what do I want them to do? Every year this time comes around I feel stumped. I don't want to just let you know that lupus exists, after all I did that last year. I'd actually like to give you something to think about and maybe even something that you can do with the newly acquired knowledge. 10 things … [Read More...]

Super woman

Strong Black Woman/Superwoman

Researchers have suggested that health disparities in African American women, including adverse birth outcomes, lupus, obesity, and untreated depression, can be explained by stress and coping. The Strong Black Woman/Superwoman role has been highlighted as a phenomenon influencing African American women’s experiences and reports of stress. A recent study explores the concept. Read more here … [Read More...]

Light in the fog

Weekend food for thought!

I discovered that accepting something is not the same as liking something. I know that should have already been obvious but it took me a while to get it. I have been unwilling to accept my lot because somewhere in the back of my mind I harboured the misguided thought that if I accepted my current situation with lupus that I was somehow condoning it. Now I know that's not true and on the off chance that you have been harbouring similar … [Read More...]

When your GP asks if you want an ambulance say yes!

The only martyrs are dead ones!

Sometimes it doesn't help to be a martyr! I thought I'd had it sorted out. Instead of my usual it will pass approach to health and healing I chose to go to the doctor as soon as I was aware that there was something wrong. Great I thought no hospital for me. My GP was going to sort it all out! I sat in the chair looking hopeful in the GP's direction. I admit I was crying a little but all was unfolding nicely until the GP apologised and asked me … [Read More...]