Lupus and Me: El hombre y su hija


Lupus and Me:  El hombre y su hija

A picture of me with my dear dad and one of my favorite wigs.  I had more than a month of chemotherapy to treat a severe flare up of lupus under my belt.  It started working and I was becoming my old self.  I ended up losing almost 2 months of memory.  What remained of the occurrences during that time left me wondering if those memories were a bad dream– a nightmare.  My medical file burst that bubble in the first few pages.  I had lupus cerebritis– an autoimmune disease that was attacking my brain.  My brain responded with a red alert–  like other parts of the body, it will become inflamed to fight off infections.

Up to 80% of all people with SLE will report headaches, confusion, fatigue, memory impairment, difficulties expressing their thoughts, and occasional seizures or strokes throughout the course of their disease.  The scary part is…

View original post 88 more words

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s