Background I was recently going to meet someone for a drink for the first time.  We were chatting on text.  Somehow it ended up in a conversation about walking vs. driving.  I explained to this person that it was really difficult and painful for me to walk distances because of my spinal cord issues.  He […]

Something like a Raynaud’s Phenomenon

As part of my fun with Lupus series, I wanted to talk about one of the annoying (amongst many) afflictions that I face. Raynaud’s Phenomenon Raynaud’s phenomenon is a condition in which cold temperatures or strong emotions cause blood vessel spasms that block blood flow to the fingers, toes, ears, and nose. Yep.  Snow or […]

Coming out of the closet

I’m sure that got your attention, didn’t it? Well, no, I’m not coming out of the closet in that way.  I have actually decided to come out of the closet about the fact that I have a chronic disease called Lupus (SLE).  This isn’t such a shocker to those that are close to me.  I was diagnosed […]