Lupus Foundation of America Research update

The Lupus Foundation of America (LFA) joined more than 11,000 rheumatologists and allied health professionals at the American College of Rheumatology’s (ACR) 2009 Annual Scientific Meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in mid-October. The program included more than 260 abstracts, plenary or special session presentations specifically about lupus. Representatives of the LFA attended the meeting to report [...]

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Promise of a New Lupus Treatment is a Groundbreaking Achievement

And no George Clooney in sight!

How is it that after watching so many hospital dramas I have not been able to find one good looking, to die for (pardon my pun) doctor on all my trips and stays in hospital? (Answers on a postcard please) The operating theatre was smaller than I had imagined, stark and white with a accent [...]

A stay in hospital has its good points!

As a single woman living alone, there are very few browny points when mr lupus comes to call so much so that I have to admit that my recent stay in hospital highlighted just what I have been missing (sad but true). Sitting alone on the settee, comforted by 24hr TV I realised that being [...]

The power of The Pred!

I’m sorry but I need to start this conversation by singing the praises of prednisolone. Yes you heard me right, I actually have some good things to say about steroids. I know that Prednisolone has a bad rep and I, for one, have been waving that flag after all it gave me the familiar ‘Moon [...]

My least favourite place in the world!

I just wanted to tell you about a recent visit to my least favourite place in the world. The reason I am sharing it with you is not because I want to promote it but because whilst it is my least favourite it can sometimes be useful and this is one occasion when this was [...]