Coping with Christmas

Coping with Christmas

Some things that might trigger a flare: divorce, bereavement, virus and Christmas!! Yes Christmas, a wonderful but potentially very stressful time of year.

Lupus is unpredictable and can interfere with our lives, stopping us doing everything that we want to and that includes participating in Christmas celebrations.

So let’s look at a few Christmas hacks so you can participate in Christmas!

TV anchor Durga Menon passes away age 35.

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Popular Malayalam TV host Durga Menon passed away on Friday in a private hospital in Kochi. She was just 35 years old.

According to reports, she was undergoing treatment for Lupus. She was kept on ventilator support for the last 21 days and unfortunately succumbed to a heart attack on Friday evening.

She is survived by husband Vinod, a businessman, and son Gowrinath.

Equalizer 2 star, Kazy Tauginas, heads up our Lupus Awareness month Campaign!

Equalizer 2 star, Kazy Tauginas, heads up our Lupus Awareness month Campaign!

We're thrilled to announce that actor, Kazy Tauginas, currently starring in Equalizer 2, is heading up the Lupus Awareness month campaign for the Lupus Trust this year. He has given us permission to use the photo’s here and has made a teeny video for us, so please feel free to share on all your social media.

Kelle Bryan had to relearn how to walk, talk and even spell after suffering a stroke two years ago.

Kelle Bryan had to relearn how to walk, talk and even spell after suffering a stroke two years ago.

Lupus Trust supporter, Kelle Bryan, talks about how she’s had to relearn how to walk and talk after suffering a stroke two years ago

Kelle has just revealed that she is to join Hollyoaks as the character Martine. She said "Two years ago I auditioned for Hollyoaks and was offered the role but I was too poorly to take it".

Smalling Family Charity Ball 27th October

Smalling Family Charity Ball 27th October

In October 2017, Candice Smalling, a 36 year old mother of twin son’s passed away from lupus. Following her 17 year battle with the condition.

Candice's family are coinciding Lupus awareness month with the anniversary of Candice's passing and holding a Fundraising Ball in Coventry, West Midlands.

Equalizer 2 star Kazy Tauginas to join the LFA's walk to end lupus now.

Equalizer 2 star Kazy Tauginas to join the LFA's walk to end lupus now.

(Los Angeles, CA) – Actor Kazy Tauginas (“The Equalizer 2”) has announced today that he will be participating in the Walk to End Lupus Now® event organized by the Lupus Foundation of America. The event will take place in Los Angeles on Saturday, September 22nd, bringing communities together to raise money for lupus research, increase awareness, and rally public support for those who suffer from the life-threatening disease.

Celebrities speak and the World listens.

Celebrities speak and the World listens.

We live a celebrity obsessed world, just take a look at the number of followers they have on twitter/instagram etc to confirm this, when celebrities speak the world listens. If they wear something or do something all the followers sit up and take notice, hence so many brands want to use a celebrity to promote their products.

People follow the daily lives of these people and feel they know them as friends and so who better to give information about health, aren’t friends and family the people we turn to t ask for advice? Some celebrities promote only themselves and their brand, others have used their high profiles for good and to raise awareness of various causes and illnesses.

"I'm fine", our most common lie.

"I'm fine", our most common lie.

One of the things people say most often when they see you is ‘how are you’, an innocent enough question to most people, but when you have a chronic illness are they asking exactly how you are or just being polite? How many people want the full low down of how we’re actually feeling?

My stock answer, even with people I know well, is ‘Oh I’m fine thanks’ and I’d be pretty sure a lot of other people with chronic illnesses are saying the same thing. So why do we give this answer?