Work Smarter, Not Harder! That’s something that I learned, when I had so many lupus symptoms before 2003! 💜💜💜💜💜💜💜I was super arthritic many days, and so many different joints involved over the years! Some days it would be my fingers,hands, or elbows, and other days it was my knees, neck, or toes! Cleaning was difficult! I did like doing dishes, because putting my hands in hot water helped! Cleaning the bathroom was a struggle, especially the large jetted tubs that we’ve had! So I take a small bucket into the shower, and fill it with cold water, until the hot water comes out! I dump the water all over the tub each day, and never really have to clean it, since it’s dusty, but never used!#lupus#lupusawareness#worksmarternotharder#worksmart#lupie#autoimmunedisease#lupuswarrior#cleaning#cleaninghacks
Today the prompt for #spdtchallenge is to make a to do list for this weekend and to mark one thing off today! This is my to do list! I’ve got some cleaning to do, as you can see, and some learning stuff to work on. I use Khan Academy to go through math as I struggle with it and want to get better at it, and Duolingo to learn to speak French, the language of love! I’m also trying to eat better! Today I’m marking off working on my French lesson! I may do more tonight but that’s the first one I’m doing! I’m kind of obsessed with this challenge and super bummed I missed a few days due to some icky stuff. Y’all go follow @chronicmotivation for awesome stuff- Becky’s amazing!💜
There is actually a story behind this... my one and only #oldladyshawl . Before I was promoted I was an insurance agent in South Florida and they kept that #officefreezing . We would all keep jackets, heaters, sweaters and this shawl to help each other keep warm for the day. .
I thought this was the most #hideous looking thing I had ever seen... that I have now fallen in love with. The first time I put it on it was like #wearingahug it was that #comfy and it kept you warmer than I expected.
So when was one my #coworkers was leaving she left behind this #shawl and other misc desk stuff and said everyone could help themselves. For those that don't work in an office it's like Christmas!!!! (But with #vultures circling the desk plotting what to attack first.. #lol
I was the one who claimed the shawl almost 8 years ago. When I got promoted it went with me as one of my #officeemergencyjackets .
Almost all of my agents have borrowed this shawl at one point or another. So it's been around
Fast forward now I'm not working but because I have to keep it extremely cold to sleep I usually wake up freezing. So I keep this shawl close by to warm me while I slowly try to wake up, warm up and join the land of the living ... it's not something I would ever buy for myself but I'm grateful for the coworker that left it behind all those years ago.... lol... .
Lesson learned.... Just because something isn't pretty or what you think you want doesn't mean that it isn't exactly what you need when you need it most. .
When you’re randomly scrolling through IG and you see yourself in a slideshow 👀😂😂😂 OMG I KNOW HER 😆 Geez I feel kinda special for being up there amongst these other Lupus rockstars in the GSK presentation on Lupus Initiatives: @lupuschickofficial @ashasharron @_indianrosee @asklupus 🤩🤩 Proud to be fighting and advocating alongside all of you and all my other tireless and brave Lupus Advocates and Warriors. Stay strong and just keep swimming 🐠 #lupusawareness 🦋💪💜💜💜 @wegohealth #wegohealth
Day 8. Today the weather is not doing my body any favours. I’m in pain. Despite this I went out and did errands, and have a busy evening ahead of me of even more errands. My body still hasn’t recovered from Tuesday’s full-body workout, and to be honest I’m not in the mood for cardio, so I did some light, beginners yoga. Yoga is relatively still new to me. On days like this where I’m aching and stiff, it feels good to stretch out. You wouldn’t believe it, but holding poses is a workout. I held each of these poses for 15 seconds, and transitioned into each one creating a flow. I repeated three times. #yoga#lupusawareness#highpainday#lupie#lupus#coldweather#itwassnowing#masteringanewskill#thursday#fitness#workout#day8
Hey hey! Remember a few days ago I said I’d share a way you could help me find a cure for Lupus? WELL, TODAY IS YOUR LUCKY DAY. I’ve joined #TeamLupusTrainer for the Walk To End Lupus Now. See the link in my profile to see how you can help, either financially or by spreading the word for my goal.
I’m quite transparent about how Lupus affects my life. But what many of you may not know is I've recently been told I’ve had multiple mini-strokes, and I’m now at an 80-percent risk for a major stroke. It’s terrifying. I’m on two chemo treatments and 16 daily meds and it’s damn ridiculous. See, there are an estimated 1.5 million people living with Lupus in the United States alone, yet, there's only ONE FDA-approved drug to fight it. This is one of the many reasons why I’m raising money for the Lupus Foundation of America.
I’ve set an aggressive goal to raise $1,000. Every dollar counts! Please consider donating and/or sharing this with your friends and family. Together we will find a cure for this hard-to-diagnose and difficult-to-treat disease. Thank you! 💜🦋💜
Our immune system protects us from disease or potentially damaging foreign substances like chemicals. When it is in proper working order, the immune system identifies harmful pathogens and differentiates them from the body's own healthy tissue. The immune response has been divided into innate immunity (resistance) and specific immunity. Specific immunity is further divided into humoral immunity and cellular immunity. Humoral immunity has to do with antibodies and cellular immunity has to do with
T-cells. They all function as a single unit to help protect the body.
Your innate (non-specific) immunity is your defense mechanism present immediately or within hours of your body's exposure to any pathogen or harmful substance. The mechanisms include the physical barriers of skin, gastrointestinal tract and respiratory tract as well as some white blood cells and blood proteins that attack the foreign substances. The innate immune response is activated by the chemical properties of the pathogens entering the body.
Specific immunity or the adaptive immune response protects us against particular types of invaders. This immunity develops during your lifetime after exposure to microbes and toxins. It is not determined by genetics and may be acquired naturally (through the placenta, birth canal and breast milk or getting the disease and developing antibodies) or artificially (vaccinations or
pre-formed antibodies injected into the body).
Proper nutrition with whole foods keeps your immune system healthy and thriving.
I struggle to find the balance between being positive and facing the reality of this disease. I talk about this and elaborate on it in the video. Also, I strongly feel that anyone who has Lupus should be allowed to curse whenever the fuck they want. 🤬🤬😂😂 So yeah, this video isn’t workplace safe or kid friendly but it is raw and honest. #thisshitisridiculous#fuckthismess#lupus 🦋💜
💜 Just another day in the life of a “Spoonie”🥄 Today marks 14 straight months of lifesaving infusion treatments 🙌 Without this infusion, I am unable to do half of what I can do on a daily basis today. It isn’t a cure by any means BUT it sure does help me live a better life then without it. I’m so very grateful that it helps calm the Lupus symptoms. 💜 Refuse to give up without a fight my friends...YOUR life is WORTH it!! 💋
Me most of last week and all weekend. Lupus is called #theinvisibledisease because unless you get the facial rashes, no one would know unless you told them. But how much to share? In my efforts not to give it power, I don't like to say that I have #Lupus . I prefer to say that I was diagnosed with SLE (after suffering over a decade with no idea what was happening in my body) and I try not to let it stop me from doing what I need to, but sometimes it does.
As painful as the flares can be, I'm happy to say that I quit taking 10 of the prescribed meds 6 months ago and by following the #bloodtypediet the number and duration of my flares has decreased considerably. Oddly, I count it all joy because it forced me to stop and reassess what matters most and act accordingly.
SN: Despite that caption, I AM cute. 👌🏽😊