Dear Concerned Citizen

Dear Concerned Citizen,

It’s easy for someone to tell you don’t take the meds they are only making you sicker. It’s easy for someone to tell you that the pharmaceutical companies are making money on creating medications that make you dependent on them. It’s easy for people to pass judgment because you choose to take the meds that keep you alive and operational. It’s easy for people to say you should just go with natural products, or just smoke weed, or change your eating habits and you’ll be cured. It’s easy for people to say your doctor is taking you for a ride pumping you with meds that are obviously not working because you are still sick.

It’s easy when they are not battling day to day. When they don’t have to fight to do simple things like get up, brush your teeth, interact with your family. It’s easy when they don’t know anything about what lupus does to your body and how it can ravish and destroy the little soul left after pain killed the rest. It’s easy to say things that don’t help but hurt; Or to speak without thinking how it will affect the person that is not just sick but chronically ill.

It’s not easy to make the health choices you must make to survive to live a normal life in spite of lupus. It’s not easy to come to the conclusion that your life is forever changed by something that can potentially take your last breath. It’s not as easy as just doing a,b,c or d. If it was we would do it all simply and enjoy a cure. So many people give advice with no knowledge or skills that can assist.

So, before you decide to give unsolicited medical advice, please take a moment to think before you speak, know before you make judgement and learn before you tell others how they should take care of their own health. Your support is appreciated, your judgment and lack of knowledge of what my health care needs are is not.

Love as we Fight,

Lupus Warriors World Wide

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