HOLIDAYS WITH LUPUS + LIFE WITHOUT LUPUS GALA
Mannn, the holiday season is coming up sooooooooooooo (emphasis on the ‘so’) quickly. Like literally this time last year, I had two babies in my belly and was eating enough for 7. I was beyond ready for Thanksgiving dinner.
But, even though I’m always super happy for all the holiday cheer, a little bitty part in me gets bummed around this time of year.
With all the added stress, and fuss, late night gift wrapping and early morning shopping trips, it takes a tole on my Lupifulled body. Yes, Lupifulled is a word. (Full of Lupus, duh.)
It can just be too much at times. Hence my trip to the hospital last year… But, that’s a whole ‘nother story.
So! In my effort to NOT go to the hospital again and have an ‘as controlled as possible’ holiday season, I came up with these tippies for me to remember. And hey! They might do some good for you too!
MY GUIDE TO: SURVIVING THE HOLIDAYS WITH LUPUS
x wear sunscreen. (even though there’s no sun, the snow reflects alot!)
x rest. as much as possible. (easier said than done.)
x stock up on prescriptions. (I mean, who wants to run to Walgreens on Christmas morning for more Prednisone?! Not this girl.)
x get in to see the doc early. (schedule your check ups as early as possible. remember this is a time of cheer! no health warnings allowed.)
x stay awayyy from the egg nog. (alcohol is no bueno for the lupe.)
Wouldn’t it just be nice to not have to worry about this stuff?!
Well, the S.L.E. Lupus Foundation is wayyy ahead of you! Coming up on November 24, they will be hosting their Life Without Lupus Gala in the beautiful New York City!
Hosted by Today Show co-host, Willie Geist, this year’s Gala “celebrates the breakthroughs in lupus research that are transforming patients’ lives and bringing us closer to a cure.” When I found out about this event (and was contacted by S.L.E.) I just knew I had to share the news with my closest friends!!
Oh! And, I forgot to mention that at the Gala, they will be raising a ton of money to go towards finding a cure for Lupus. And just for coming, you’ll be able to hear the legendary TONY BENNETT!!! Yes! He will be performing!
Man, how jealous am I that I won’t be able to go!?!
But, if you’re in the area, or would like to donate to the cause, here’s alllll the deets you need! With Love, M&W.
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