From The Heart

Lupus Thoughts From the Heart:

Some people only want to support stars in their journey with lupus when their neighbor just needs a listening ear. Some people rather put an “L” in the air with a superstar than get in the trenches to support the star in their home. We can walk all day, raise funds all night but if we aren’t encouraging and helping one another through the hard times it means nothing. We can wear shirts, sport purple, scream we need a cure and adorn the metamorphosis of a butterfly, but when we are in the hospital holding dear to the IV that sustains us for the moment and saying the prayers that keep us for a lifetime those who are right by our side is what truly matters.

It’s a beautiful thing to spread awareness, but if support is lacking the awareness is naught. In place of throwing up an L, spreading a lupus banner on FB, sending a tweet on twitter, make a concerted effort to encourage, support and reach out to those closest to you that are fighting so hard every second of every day. #LupusInColor

World Kidney Day 2019

World Kidney Day is a global awareness campaign aimed at raising awareness of the importance of our kidneys.

World Kidney Day aims to raise awareness of the importance of our kidneys to our overall health and to reduce the frequency and impact of kidney disease and its associated health problems worldwide.

Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) that affects the kidneys is called lupus nephritis. Lupus nephritis causes inflammation (swelling or scarring) of the small blood vessels that filter wastes in your kidney (glomeruli) and sometimes the kidneys, by attacking them like they would attack a disease.

About one half of people with lupus experience kidney involvement, and the kidney has become the most extensively studied organ affected by lupus. The part of the kidney most frequently troubled by lupus is a part of the nephron called the glomerulus, a tuft of capillaries that functions to filter substances from of the blood. For this reason, the type of kidney inflammation most commonly experienced in lupus is called glomerulonephritis. Fortunately, the prognosis for patients experiencing kidney lupus is improving due to the growing number of medications that physicians have in their arsenal.

#lupusincolor #educate #inspire #encourage #empower

Antiphospholipid Antibodies

Lupus Facts: About 50 percent of people with lupus have antiphospholipid antibodies. Antiphospholipid antibodies interfere with the normal function of blood vessels and can lead to narrowing of the blood vessels or blood clots. These complications can lead to stroke, heart attack, and miscarriage.

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Balance

As you battle lupus it’s all about balance. Balancing your eating habits, your workouts, your spirituality, your mental space, your time, your relationships, your stress and your life. If you don’t have some sort of balance you’ll be in a forever flare. #LupusInColor #Educate #Inspire #Encourage #Empower

30 Day Walk Challenge

We hope you all have been walking daily with the Lupus In Color 30 Day Walk Challenge. 30 minutes a day for 30 days. The purpose was to create a habit beyond all the things in your day to get moving! Here is some information on what walking can do. We have one day left to the challenge, but you have already hit 30 days of walking 30 minutes a day!! YOU DID IT!!!!! WELL DONE!!! #LupusInColor

Night of Beauty

ARLINGTON, VA LIC MEMBERS THIS IS A GREAT EVENT. REGISTER TODAY!

MARCH 7

Lupus community! Register with family and friends to attend Night of Beauty on March 7 in Arlington, Virginia. You can connect with local lupus community members, and lupus patients get a free mini makeover by professional NARS artists and gain valuable education about your disease! RSVP now because space is limited. https://wegoh.co/2VaJcaw.

Sponsored by GSK. #LupusInColor #WEGOHealth #USInLupus #GSK

RIP Jessica Morse-Coley

Another Lupus Warrior has gained her heavenly wings. Rest In Peace Jessica Morse-Coley! You have earned your angel wings and can fly free of pain. Everyone please say a prayer of strength and comfort to be granted to her family, friends and lupus warriors mourning her passing. #LupusInColor

Walk Challenge App

Almost time to begin our challenge!
We will be using the MapMyWalk app to log in our workouts. You can download it for FREE at your app store on your phone. You do not need to pay extra for walkout logs.

Once you download the app please do a search for me RACQUEL DOZIER ask to be a friend and I will add you to the LUPUS IN COLOR 30 DAY WALK CHALLENGE. Here you will log your walks or activity that we all can see. #LupusInColor #WalkItOut #30DayWalkChallenge