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Carmen’s Thoughts

Hey, y’all! It’s Carmen again. As most of you know, my mom has Lupus and had gastric sleeve surgery to aid with symptoms. I wanted to take a minute to talk about how this surgery from last year impacted me. Before my mom had the sleeve surgery, Lupus kicked her butt. She had “down days”… Continue reading Carmen’s Thoughts

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David’s Thoughts

Hi, this is David, Jerry’s husband. She has asked me to put this post together to talk about how her weight loss journey has impacted the people in her life. Well, I have definitely been impacted, so I think I can offer up some observations. There have been two major effects that immediately come to… Continue reading David’s Thoughts

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Sunday Thought

World Sjogren’s Day   Sjögren’s (pronounced SHOW-grins) is a chronic autoimmune inflammatory disease in which people’s white blood cells attack their moisture-producing glands. Four primary symptoms include fatigue, joint pain, dry eye and dry mouth, but Sjögren’s may also cause dysfunction of other organs such as the kidneys, gastrointestinal system, blood vessels, lungs, liver, pancreas,… Continue reading Sunday Thought

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Weekly Shots -Update

Last week I saw my Rheumatologist, and we decided to take me off of the Methotrexate shots.  I had been experiencing too many of the side affects, and really felt the need to get off it. Really won’t see the benefit until a couple more weeks go by, but excited that my immune system can recover.… Continue reading Weekly Shots -Update

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Weekly Shots

I take two shots weekly on Sunday evenings for my Lupus.   This weekend has been bad for me with my Lupus, bones are aching and fatigue is heavy.  Doing too much lately and my body said rest.  I don’t like it but it is something I still deal with.  Seeing my Rheumatologist this morning… Continue reading Weekly Shots

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Sunday Thought

“No is still a great word.  When need be, let’s have the guts to say it: to someone pushy, to someone manipulative and to someone in the mirror.  When we need to say no, let’s learn to say it right then instead of putting if off for days and dreading it like the plague.  Get… Continue reading Sunday Thought

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Sunday Thought

“Sometimes a storm in your life is what will blow you to the place you are longing to be.” – Beth Moore Storms.  Not really.  Just feeling as though I should be doing something other than what I am doing.  My body is still adjusting, and the Lupus is conquering now.  Everyday I battle the… Continue reading Sunday Thought

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My days have been much better since surgery, and 125 pounds lost.  My joints don’t hurt as bad as they used to.  I have used the Spoon Theory many a time to explain my fatigue, and just levels of pain.  This picture explains: Thankful my days are better, but I still have bad days.  They… Continue reading Spoons