As you know 10th May is World Lupus day. This year there’s an opportunity for you (or friends/families/colleagues) to get involved in a thrilling challenge to raise funds for us.
When you get lupus the reality is that you will almost certainly have to make lifestyle changes and one of those may be to your work life. Whether you live to work or work to live a job is an integral part of most people’s life. When lupus strikes it can often prevent people from continuing to work at all.
When you’re having a flare you really don’t want to move much so this might help. You can prepare a flare or bad day box/bag in advance to have ready for when you need things close at hand. The idea is to put everything you might need into the box, include all your favourite things and a few treats.
NBA star DeMar DeRozan brings fans to their feet when he sails through the air and slams the ball through the hoop. The roar of the crowd is deafening, but no one is cheering more loudly than his mother. Diane DeRozan has been her son’s biggest fan since he first stepped onto a basketball court as a grade-schooler.
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!
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.
I’m sure you’ve read the fact that the majority of lupus patients are between 15 and 45. This is correct, but lupus can develop at any age and can affect men and children too. Doctors may dismiss lupus if the patient falls outside the 15 to 45 age range and this may lead to even further misdiagnosis.
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.
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".
I doubt there’s a patient in the World with an invisible illness that hasn’t heard the phrase ‘but you don’t look sick’. I’m one of the ‘lucky’ lupus patients in the fact that I rarely look sick. I’ve only ever had one visible rash and that was on my legs otherwise I usually have no outward sign that I’m actually ill.