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The Lupus Diaries

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THE LUPUS DIARIES

"I still get angry, like "why me?", but I've learned to accept it, and realistically, it's not going away."

Meredith Rich Emery, on learning to accept lupus

" I don't eat red meat or pork - only chicken, turkey and fish. I'm currently weaning myself off gluten, which is hard, because I LOVE bread…but unfortunately it's not loving me back."

Meredith Emery on her diet and exercise routine for lupus

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Staying Strong for My Daughter

Staying Strong for My Daughter

Shurleen says God gives her the strength to keep going

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My Lupus Box

My mother gave me a treasure box that became my lupus box. I turned to it whenever I needed inspiration.

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Being On My Wife's Side

Being On My Wife's Side

Shaun says to listen to the complaints and don't brush them off, because the pain is real.

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One Woman's Life With Lupus

I always had little aches and pains that no one else seemed to have.

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" There are consequences to not taking medications. Autoimmune diseases like lupus can have devastating effects on a patient's organs and ultimately be life threatening."

W. Hayes Wilson, M.D. on the side effects of lupus treatments

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Letting Go as a Caregiver

Meredith With Her Mother

Marie Rich talks about her struggle to let go as a lupus caregiver.

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Living Life to the Fullest With Lupus

Elyse Hammett talks about managing her life with lupus.

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