lupus fact #6

men get lupus too

“Ninety percent of the people who develop lupus are females. Males also can develop lupus and their disease can be more severe in some organs” lupus Foundation of America It’s bad enough living with lupus but it must be even more challenging being a man as all information is generally geared towards the plight of the [...]

lupus fact #5

lupus you can't catch it

“You can’t catch lupus. Lupus is not contagious and can’t be given to someone if you have the disease.” lupus Foundation of America There are lots of times I would like to share it with others. Okay that’s not strictly true because I wouldn’t wish this on anyone not even my worst enemy (well only sometimes)

lupus fact #2

the immune system is over active fighting each other

“In lupus, something goes wrong with your immune system, which is the part of the body that fights off viruses, bacteria, and germs (“foreign invaders,” like the flu).The result is the production of autoantibodies that attack healthy tissue.” lupus Foundation of America I imagine it like a group of friends sitting around the table with not a lot [...]

lupus fact #4

Sometimes what you don't know can kill you

“Lupus is not related to HIV/AIDS. In lupus, the immune system is overactive, while in HIV or AIDS, the immune system is underactive.” lupus Foundation of America Mention immune system and people start to wonder, well that’s what happens in places like Jamaica when there is even less awareness than the rest of the world. I [...]

lupus fact #3

“Most people with lupus will experience joint pain without swelling.” lupus Foundation of America I remember my friend’s mum talking about joint pain and I could never imagine why she didn’t do more. I had had joint pain and it seemed like something you just got used to. Then the day came when I asked [...]

lupus fact #1

lupus purple band

“Systemic lupus is the most common type of lupus.  Systemic lupus can affect any organ system of the body, including the heart, kidneys, lungs, blood, joints, and skin.” lupus Foundation of America I can testify that this is so much more than just a list of possibilities as I have had an issue with all [...]

October lupus awareness month

October is lupus awareness month

I always laugh when I think about lupus awareness month (I know it’s not funny but..) as I don’t need a designated month to remind me about lupus (it’s always lurking in the background) but then of course lupus awareness month is not for me or for the others who are and have been ‘suffering’ [...]

Laughing on Saturday 9 July

The Daily Fog weekend

It’s been a while, a very long while and today although it’s a short one I think you’ll love this because I have decided that it’s time to start laughing with mr lupus again and I have so much to tell you about. God knows there’s been a whole lot to cry about from ambulances [...]

Lupus Advocates Paint Capitol Hill Purple

Lupus Advocacy Day

Lupus Foundation Of America Seeks Research Applications To Address The Gaps In Medical Research On Lupus