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I want to share with you a little bit about what is going on in my family life. Don’t you feel special?! But first let’s take a little walk down memory lane…

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Yup, that’s me and my mom in a nutshell. Been rockin’ together since 1991. Not too long ago though, she broke the news to me… She has Lupus.
My mom has lupus…?! The same disease that keeps me up at night with pains and headaches? The same disease that constantly hits me over the head with a ton of bricks and causes me to feel like I got run over by an 18-wheeler? The same disease that sent me to the hospital and had me in the ICU for three weeks? Yes. My mom… has… lupus.
I would never wish Lupus on anyone, especially not Mommie Dearest.But now that I know that she has Lupus, what do I do?
Go crawl under a rock? Nope, that won’t help anything.
Cry my eyeballs out? Definitely not! I hate crying.
Tell her I’m sorry? No! That’s one thing I would NEVER say to someone with Lupus. (There’s plenty other things too. Click HERE to find out how to avoid that super awk Lupus conversation.)
So again, what exactly do I do now? I would love it if you would share your thoughts on this!!

Has someone close to you been diagnosed with Lupus? What are your tips for coping with a family member’s diagnosis?

Although I have Lupus, it is totally different to realize that someone other than myself has been affected too. With your help, I’ll post about tips to cope with a diagnosis in the next week or two. So, share this with those you know who have Lupus and comment, comment, comment! Please and thank you! I’m anxious to see what you all have to say! With Love, M&W.


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  1. August 7, 2014 at 12:05 pm

    My mom has Lupus as well, and I’ve always wondered how people react when she tells them. I wish I could help you, but I have been around it my whole life and so it has become normal in my household. When she is having a rough time I let her do the talking and I comfort her as much as I can, but that’s about all I can offer her. Watching someone suffer through Lupus is so hard, but since you share in this maybe you can support each other in a way someone without Lupus would never understand? Just thinking outloud.
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    • August 7, 2014 at 6:45 pm

      Thanks Timi. I think you are right. Since it’s something we have in common, it’s something that we can both laugh about. We try to be pretty light-hearted about it. Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts. It really helped :)

    • August 8, 2014 at 9:26 am

      Timi! I forgot to say, I would love to feature you and your mother’s story on my Purple Spotlight! It’s my way of creating a Lupus community and raising Lupus awareness. Click THIS LINK to get an idea of what I’m talking about, or just shoot me an email if you have questions! xChels

  2. August 7, 2014 at 7:00 pm

    Chelsea, you & your mom are beautiful! This post caught my eye because my niece believes she has lupus but it’s yet to be diagnosed. I would be interested in hearing more about the symptoms & treatments. Wishing you both healthy days ahead! recently posted…Cozy Kitchen NooksMy Profile

    • August 8, 2014 at 9:09 am

      Thank you, Roxanne! I’d be happy to share with you some more information about Lupus. Shoot me an email so we can chat it up! xChels

  3. August 8, 2014 at 9:13 am

    Lovely to read your post. Yes I have Lupus LSE at the beginning I hated myself well my skin 70% was covered in peeling skin it made me very depressed for weeks ………… I now embrace my Lupus as it’s now a part of me. It has taught me to love my body what I put into my mouth has an effect, what I put on my skin has an effect, what I use for cleaning my home has an effect. So gradually I am changing all my diet to whole food’s, all my make up, nail varnish, deodorants to natural products, even going to make my own aromatherapy oil’s and soaps. So I am learning every day about who I really am. My energy is already up there now but after a few days rushing around I sleep for hours, it’s just my body saying calm down you need to rest. So even resting I embrace it. Your mum has a great alloy in you as you know and learn’t how your body speaks to you. Every one with Lupus has different symptoms and side effects of NHS medications. If you are interested I have joined a brand new fantastic web site called CHC. Community Health & Commitment. Take a look you may want to join to help other’s as I am doing. and I am the Yorkshire Ambassador and a founder member so any enquiries I can help you with.
    I will keep in touch through here and Yes if you trust God he does help you get through the day’s. I live alone and I now love my life.
    Chrissy xxx

    • August 8, 2014 at 9:23 am

      Thanks so much Chrissy! I can tell you are a beautiful person, inside and out! I will definitely check out the CHC. If you are interested, I would love to share your story on my Purple Spotlight! Please visit THIS LINK for more information or shoot me an email if your have any questions, or just want to contact me! I’m so happy you stopped by! xChels

  4. August 22, 2014 at 7:59 pm

    I have a sister-in-law who has lupus and it has been a difficult trial for her. Although she is one of the most vivacious people I know, I also know that it is a difficult battle. My heart goes out to you and your mom. I think it is important to raise awareness of lupus and how it affects those diagnosed!
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    • August 23, 2014 at 10:12 am

      Wow! It’s crazy how many people Lupus affects! And a lot of people still do not know what Lupus is! Please tell your sister-in-law that she is not alone! If she is interested, I would love to have her featured as a Purple Spotlight! Just email me :)

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