The More You Know

May 6, 2017 3pm is our first event for Lupus Awareness Month! Come out to Redemption Studios 10934 Hull Street Midlothian, VA and get in the KNOW with Lupus,The More You Know! 3 fabulous guest speakers Spreading Lupus Awareness in the butterfly essence of strength! We look forward to seeing you there!!! #FlightOfTheButterflies #ButterfliesOfHope #LupusWarriors #SpreadLupusAwareness #TheMoreYouKnow #LupusInColor

Stroke Symptoms 

We don’t realize the things that can happen with lupus. Lupus is a serious disease and it’s important for us to be well educated in all areas of our lives. Please pass this information on, you just may help somebody. #LupusInColor



Early signs and symptoms of a stroke

Headache, dizziness and confusion are some of the milder symptoms of stroke. If the blot clot causing the problem moves on, or dissolves on its own, symptoms may disappear as quickly as they came. Some strokes are only diagnosed because of cumulative effects of multiple mini-strokes.

However, more severe signs of a major stroke typically manifest in difficulties with speaking, problems with vision, or sudden numbness or paralysis in the face or limbs on one side of the body.

According to the National Stroke Association, use the FAST test to remember warning signs of stroke.

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 : Does their speech sound slurred or strange?

T = TIME : If you observe any of these signs (independently or together), call 9-1-1 immediately. (source: National Stroke Association – Stroke 101 Fact Sheet)

It’s Okay 

It’s okay to have a crappy day. Lupus is difficult to fight it’s going to happen and although it’s not okay for it to ravage our bodies, it’s ok to stop and acknowledge it’s a crappy day. It’s the only way you’ll fight harder for a good one. #LupusInColor