LET’S TALK: LUPUS // THE APPLE DOESN’T FALL FAR FROM THE TREE
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…
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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