Poster says: Someone You Know Has Lupus,”
left side: “A rash across the cheeks and nose resembling a ‘butterfly’ can be a symptom of lupus,” “The butterfly has become the Lupus Foundation of America’s national symbol of hope.” Hope is an underlying message of the campaign. Lupus usually strikes in the prime of life. But new research brings hope that safer and more effective treatments, and ultimately a cure, can be found.
“Lupus is: an autoimmune disease, the body attacking itself, difficult to recognize and diagnose, sometimes mild, sometimes life-threatening, mostly seen in women, especially African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans and Asians, also found in men and children, a widespread chronic illness that can kill,” the poster explains. “Symptoms [include]: joint pain, fever, joint swelling, fatigue, skin rashes, anemia, chest pains, and sun sensitivity.”
Yes, FRUSTIPATING me! My most famous word. Attacking many organs and causing diabetes again which was gone for almost a year, causing chest pain into my arm and face, taking lots of nitro and praying, because I know I'll just get sent home from the E.R. like usual. Affecting my kidneys, causing kidney pain, so with the chest, kidney and face pain, the passing out from heart problems and blood sugar jumping too high and then too low, I am pretty miserable. I just have to keep telling myself "This too shall pass!" I am thankful for the Lord's peace and comfort. It could be worse. I am still remembering the wonderful few weeks of remission, and how life was so different then. I am still thankful for that time.