The Lupus Diaries: Sick and Always Tired
I’m a writer, blogger, mum, wife and Spoodle owner, though not in that order of importance, obviously!
Once upon a time, not so very long ago, I was also a perfectly normal, fully functioning human being. Then, one day, my immune system decided it no longer wanted to play ball. In quick succession I was diagnosed with a hat trick of autoimmune diseases: Lupus (SLE), Sjögren’s Syndrome and Raynaud’s phenomenon. Life was painful and looking pretty bleak, so I disappeared under a blanket on the sofa and hid from the world.
Over the last few years Lupus has cost me dearly. It has limited my options, stolen my energy and cost me precious time with my husband and kids. It also stopped me writing. One day I decided that enough’s enough, it was time to fight back and reclaim the ‘old me’. So I started a blog.
The Lupus Diaries lifts the lid on the realities of battling an incurable autoimmune disease. From all the fun facts about diagnosis, treatments and the many bizarre symptoms, to the daily frustrations of living life as a sloth. The Good, the Bad and the Brain Fog: I try to cover it all with accuracy, honesty and above all else, humour.
All feedback, support and positive energy is greatly received!