LUPUS IN COLOR PRESENTS
THE 4TH ANNUAL FLIGHT OF THE BUTTERFLIES
Flight of the Butterflies is a lupus awareness campaign sharing stories of the brave lupus warriors. Many don’t understand lupus until they hear the walk of a warrior. Flight of the Butterflies is dedicated to sharing those stories in May for lupus awareness month.
Flight of the Butterflies Begins…..
Flight of the Butterfly Kristy Surrett
I just want to share with you all and define what Lupus is to me:
As many of you know May is Lupus Awareness month, a lot of the sites on here give you the definition of Lupus, but I am going to define what Lupus is to me.
Lupus is more than just a disease, it’s part of my life, I wake up tired most days and unsure of what the day is going to hold, if I go to the grocery store sometimes I have to rest for a whole day because it tires me out. If I go outside in the sun I can’t stay out long or I will get a painful rash. When I brush my hair, sometimes it comes out in clumps for days at a time. At night sometimes I lay in bed for HOURS tossing and turning but can’t sleep, my joints swell and hurt. Most days it feels like my bones are coming through my skin. I don’t like to make plans because I don’t know how I am going to feel when the time comes so most people think I am ignoring them or brushing them off. I’m not I’m just fighting my body, I go to 4 different doctors for tests to see how fast this is progressing. Most of the treatments for this disease have horrible side effects that most times make you feel worse.
Lupus can affect ANY part of the body, so my heart, lungs, kidneys, liver are all monitored as well as my brain. Some days I feel like a freak having to run to the doctor every time I turn around, but I am fighting this even though there is no cure, with the treatments this disease can be managed.
So please if I don’t make plans or have to cancel don’t get angry with me try and understand I’m fighting my body and fighting for your friendship too.
Lupus In Color is excited to present Kristy’s story to the world. As a Lupus Warrior she is actively promoting lupus awareness and wearing the armor of strength in doing so. Lupus In Color Salutes you Kristy Surrett. YOU ARE BRAVE, COURAGEOUS AND AMAZING TO SHARE YOUR STORY.
YOUR BUTTERFLY WINGS ARE FLUTTERING, YOUR CHIN IS UP, YOUR ARMS ARE EXTENDED AND YOUR CHEST IS OUT! FLY ON BUTTERFLY!
PLEASE SHARE KRISTY’S FLIGHT ON YOUR WALL AND START HER BUTTERFLY JOURNEY SPREADING LUPUS AWARENESS!
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