Deliberate Self Care

As you battle lupus you can hit some serious emotional ups and downs. You have to deliberately invest in some form of self-care and make sure it’s something that you know will help your mood. Also, remember that tomorrow is another day. #LupusInColor

Manage Lupus

4 Steps to Manage Your Lupus for Life

1. Learn About Lupus – Learn as much as you can about lupus and the effects it can have on your body. Don’t be overwhelmed or angry as you learn. Since lupus is a disease of varying issues it’s important to know that every lupus journey is different.

2. Know Your Lupus ABCs – A Know ALL of your tests and levels. Work with your doctor to find out what tests they are taking and why. Keep on track of your levels as they show inflammation and other things that happen in your body. B BLOOD PRESSURE If your blood pressure gets too high, it makes your heart work too hard. It can cause a heart attack, stroke, and damage your kidneys and eyes. C CARING for your self. Find out how you can properly care for yourself while battling lupus on a daily basis.

3. Learn How to Live with Lupus -It is common to feel overwhelmed, sad, or angry when you are living with lupus. Learn to cope with lupus through limiting your stress, eating healthy, being active and sticking to the plan of treatment every day.

4. Get Routine Care to Stay Healthy – See your health care team to find and treat any problems early. You will see many doctors, so make sure you are communicating well with every doctor and keeping them in your lupus loop together. Don’t feel intimidated to be your best healthcare advocate.

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Healing

Healing from lupus is not only in the cure. Although the cure is the optimal desire, healing comes mentally, spiritually, emotionally and physically with the mini miracles you receive daily. #LupusInColor

Crock Pot Recipe

Crock Pot Chicken

6 Chicken Breasts

6 cut up Green Onions

1 Regular onion

1 Green Pepper

4 cut up Whole Carrots

2 Cups low sodium chicken broth

Season the chicken with your favorite seasoning. Cut up ingredients above throw in the crock pot. Pour chicken broth to cover. Set on low for overnight cooking ( I set it for 6 hours).

Can be enjoyed as a soup you can add noodles last half hour of cooking or a protein over a bed of rice with vegetables on the side. Leftovers can be used for chicken salad wraps and sandwiches.

World Stroke Day

Today is World Stroke Day, we want to be sure you have the tools necessary to recognize a stroke and the signs to look for. Following these easy steps could help save a life!!!!

The B.E. F.A.S.T. guideline helps you remember that timely treatment is the key to saving someone’s life or quality of life.

B – Balance: Is the person experiencing a sudden loss of balance or coordination?

E – Eyes: Is the person having a sudden change in vision or trouble seeing

F – Face: Ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop?

A – Arms: Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?

S – Speech: Ask the person to repeat a simple phrase. Is their speech slurred or strange?

T – Time: If you observe any of these signs, call 9-1-1 immediately.

Strokes cause about one out of every 19 deaths in the U.S. each year, making it the third leading cause of death for women and the fourth leading cause of death for men. Strokes are also a leading cause of serious long-term disability in America.

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Gospel Explosion

We had a magnificent time at the Gospel Explosion! Great music and great company. There was a joyful noise in the church and the Lupus Testimonies were great thank you Levern Hunt and Make A Joyful Noise created a great event to help spread lupus awareness. You are awesome!!! #LupusInColor

Holiday Pouch Drive

Hello all, Lupus In Color is launching a Holiday Pouch Drive for Lupus! This year, Lupus In Color is adopting the patients at Henrico Doctors Infusion Center to receive Holiday Pouches, filled with goodies.

I personally spend a lot of time there every month receiving chemo infusions and treatments for my own personal battle with lupus. I understand the importance of receiving items that can make your infusion more comfortable. Our goal is 50+ Pouches! Lupus In Color will fill each pouch with goodies to help make time at the infusion center just a little bit easier.

For as little as $10 you can sponsor 2 pouches for men and women who fight daily for their lives. It’s a small act of kindness that will go a long way.

Please take a moment and donate and help us help those who battle lupus daily.

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