Lupus Awareness Month: Day Five

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C IS FOR CARING

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I have given C some thought…could have talked about COUNSELLING which many people need to help them come to terms with having a CHRONIC disease, I could have talked about COUNSELLING because some people with lupus have Central Nervous System (CNS) involvement and suffer from severe depression because of this, I could have discussed CONSULTANTS who are essential in helping manage the condition but I am going to mention CARING because one thing a person with lupus needs is for people to care and understand. In order to do this we need to make sure our friends and families are informed, and when appropriate also employers and educators.

I am lucky enough to have an excellent consultant who once explained to some student doctors who were sitting in on my appointment, that he treated his lupus patients with kid gloves because on top of the medication they needed a lot of TLC!

Click on the picture to link you with a page at LUPUS UK for a little more on this.

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Author: onoodlesstitchcraft

An erstwhile teacher who has taken a new path due to illness and returned to an earlier existence exploring her artistic and creative skills of stitchcraft. My oldest son laughs and says I am as mad as a spoon, qualifying the comment that I am not like other middle aged mothers... well hurrah for that! So what do I do? I love to cook, I am never without a craft project or a few on the go, I love my garden, walking, nature and the environment. I am a magpie for vintage patterns and love colour. I get pleasure from creating and giving to friends. I have a rabbit! I ride a bike and recycle... Drink too much tea and like nothing better than to lunch with friends. Snuggling up on cold winter nights is essential. I like the theatre; musicals and dance in particular. Amongst my favourite films are Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Singing in the Rain and Fried Green Tomatoes. I love to read anything from Crime thrillers to classics (love Wuthering Heights) or biographies about inspirational people. I hate sexism or racism and disingenuous people. I value friendship and above all else my family.

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