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It’s a Lupus Inter-versary!

It’s totally a word. Because, reasons. Here I sit, finally at my laptop, writing on a blog (I just typed “blag” because it’s been One Of Those Days) that turns SEVEN YEARS OLD today! Facebook reminded me of of something I’d posted seven years ago (I think it was that I’d joined Facebook) and I remembered it was end of March and “hey-didn’t-I-start-my-blog-around-this-time” went through my mind powers. Indeed. Seven years ago today I’d started Lupus Interrupted with a hope to help friends and family understand Lupus and all of its dastardly ills. Seven? Honestly? It doesn’t feel right. I…

#DIY Ice Pack Hack

It’s so simple, I’m a little chagrined that I’ve not done this to date. Because, pain. Chronic, all-the-time, Hounds of Hell ouchies that plague my badassery on a level that makes one want to run head first into a wall. But, my BFF, coffee, nixs that option. Regularly. Because, coffee. 😉 Maybe I’d not cared to make my own ice packs because I don’t like ice packs. They’re too hard, too stiff, too much addition to the pain that requires an ice  pack to begin with!! Not this. Nope. I highly recommend you give this a go, because it doesn’t…

Of Oaths & Honour…

So. Here we are. Finally having arrived at the December 31st end of the Year. Finally. While I don’t usually post much in the way of my spirituality on this forum for my readers, I’m going to, today. Why? Because spirituality is as much a part of one’s health as breathing. What it is that you believe in, or follow, isn’t the important part…it’s of having the traditions or structures within which you define your “You.” that enables you to find the strength to keep on keepin’ on. This year was a big one for two reasons: It was the…

A ”dash” at 800km/h…

es·cap·ism əˈskāpˌizəm/ noun the tendency to seek distraction and relief from unpleasant realities, especially by seeking entertainment or engaging in fantasy. So, I did. On Friday, I strapped my I’ve-earned-this-ass into a pressurized metal canister hurtling through time and space and left this dastardly city behind me at 800km/h and 21,000ft in the air. I guess it’s better than running headfirst into the river. I suppose it’s a better story than pulling a Thelma & Louise. I wonder what would have happened had I chosen not to re-strap myself into a pressurized metal canister hurtling through time and space and return…

Lupus Advocacy: It’s a Thing

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Interruptus. It’s a thing. Specifically, it’s a health thing within which I aim to take over the world. #notreally But, Lupus Interrupted is here and it’s here because it’s necessary. Like, air. Or, chocolate. Whichever. Advocacy. Networking. Education. Publication. It’s time for me to reflect and take stock of a blog that I had initially started for my family and friends to travel along with me during my made-for-tv-movie kind’o’life. A time to appreciate those whopping 23 people who read my very first blog post that very first day. Lupus Interrupted has grown exponentially in a way that…

Product Review: ActiPatch®

How many of you have back pain? Betting dollars to donuts there are oodles of you who, just like me, endure chronic pain. Having Fibromyalgia, I am no newbie at the aching. I was sent the ActiPatch® Back Pain Relief to review for my readers and followers and… friends…you are going to want to read it.   I’m no stranger to back pain. I’ve had disc ruptures. I’ve scar tissue from being kicked in the back by a horse when I was 20 years old. I have Fibromyalgia. I endure prolonged periods of sciatica. I have degenerative disc disease (as do…

Cipher me this…

#HAWMC Day 28: H.E.A.L.T.H. Use “health” as an acronym and come up with words that represent your Health Activist journey.   Hangry Eating Always Leads To Heartache No? Not the right kind of acronym? *shifty eyes* 😉 Okay…so MY Health Activist journey…Right. How about: How Everything Always Leads To Health Think about it…name it, and it will have some relation to health (with respect to one’s journey through health activism). Stress: blood pressure, blood glucose, sleep Nutrition: budgeting, planning, choosing, inflammation, blood glucose, intestines Sleep: inflammation, pain, blood glucose, chemical imbalance Spirituality: mental health, stress, chemical balancing Pain: mental health, stress,…

The Tale of Perky Penny

#HAWMC Day 24: Fitness Friday Tell us about your how you maintain a healthy lifestyle. What is your favorite type of exercise? How do you manage fitness with a chronic illness? *shudder* Am I the only one who sees a title with the word “Fitness” in it an automatically envisions a Perky Penny on a stair climber with Ass of Steel and abs you can shred your cheddar upon? *shifty eyes* I had a big shift in my perceptions a few years ago. A huge lesson that I’d learned that helped me to overcome the insatiable urge to punch Perky…

All about the Om-Noms

#HAWMC Day 10: Comfort Food We’re not all 5 star chefs, but we all need to eat! Tell your readers how to make your favorite dish. Does the recipe hold a good memory for you? Is it the act of cooking itself that brings you joy, or the people that come together to eat it? Let’s just call it “Poutine Day” and we’ll just leave it at that. *shifty eyes* No? Okay then. If I must… So, our family has a “dish.” This dish has been made since the beginning of time. #notreally It’s my Grandma’s “dish” and it’s been…

Global “Do it right or you suck” Day

#HAWMC Day 7: World Health Day April 7th is World Health Day – so let’s talk about daily nutrition and diet. After your diagnosis, did  you alter your diet or health routine? If so, how? How do you maintain a healthy regimen? Why can’t there be a “Mocha-Choco-Vodka-Valium-Latte Day”??? Nutrition and diet. Diet and nutrition. If you Google it, you will find 240,000,000 search results, having taken approximately 0.52 seconds. Eleventy-billion of those search results will be sites telling you what you’re doing wrong and why you suck at not jumping on the bandwagon of stupid. Thirteenly-billion of those search results will be…