I’m a pretty easy going person, most of the time, and unless I’m crossed with stupidity. Enter the diagnosis of Nirupa Jugmohan. When she was first diagnosed with lupus, she didn’t have a clue what it was. She understood it had something to do with her immune system. She also understood she had approximately 4… Read More Four and Twenty Years, A Death Sentence, and Common Sense
I admit I know a little bit about pulmonary hypertension. My knowledge comes from a patient I knew and from my curiosity and willingness to ask anything when I have the chance. Today I know more about this aspect of lupus due to a new study. A few years ago a young lady came in… Read More The Good, The Bad and Partial Information About Pulmonary Hypertension in Lupus Patients
Once and hopefully for the last time, LUPUS IS NOT HEREDITARY. Okay. Perhaps we inherit a predisposition to the disease, but we DO NOT inherit lupus. If that we the case then lupus researches could say where it comes from. They can’t, because no one knows. Additionally, if it were hereditary, one of our parents… Read More The Last Time? – Hardly
Once again, while perusing the internet, I came across something about lupus written by the press that is inaccurate. Today’s lie comes from a story about Selena Gomez and her round face appearance at the Academy Awards. The reporter stated that Selena was either pregnant or was in a lupus flare. She stated that she… Read More Lipstick, Lies & Lupus – And the Lies Have It
Why a blog titled “Lipstick, Lies, and Lupus”? Because I am addicted to lipstick and normally have 4 or 5 tubes of the stuff with me at all times. Because I am a lupus patient, and because I hate all the lies and misinformation circulating about lupus and the damage and hurt it causes to… Read More Why Lipstick, Lies, and Lupus?