For my real life friends I've recently added & will add in the future, PLEASE realize this is my venting spot. I can say "Oh, it's just a flare and part of Lupus" when I talk to you on the phone or in person... but THIS is my place to let it all out.
So yes, I may use obscenities occasionally & maybe even be downright negative at times. But know "positive Erin" will be back & sometimes I just have to VENT!
This public service announcement is over now :P Signing off.
I am Erin & there were 31 candles on my cake October 2008. A few weeks later I was sent to a rheumatologist by a neurosurgeon (random?). After almost two years of being sick constantly & having ran every imaginable procedure & test possible, I was diagnosed with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (more commonly called Lupus). There is currently no cure for Lupus & there hasn't been an FDA approved medication for it to come out in over 50 years.
Most people can't even tell you what Lupus is. That's where I come in with this blog & hope to lessen the elusiveness surrounding Lupus.
I love the beach & seashells & sea turtles & anything to do with the ocean really. I love taking pictures. I love my 3 cats, bunny Basil & new puppy Snoopy (aka "the zoo"). My faith. Family. Friends. Gardening. Music. Singing. Musicals. Painting. Scrapbooking. I just love to CREATE :)
I love my husband Chris for the kind & patient man & care taker that he is. We've been married a little over four years now & I'm very lucky to have had him by my side through all of this :) Not everyone with Lupus has the support I have though & I realize this & want to help.