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    i see that you are from houston, as am i. which part?
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    Hello and welcome.Hope you had a nice Christmas and have been coping ok.Catch up with you soon n Happy new year x
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October 3, 1969 (48)
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40 yr. old male w/ Lupus & Lupus Nephritis
Writing, music, sports
Business Consultant, Writer


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40 - It's the New 80!

by Oberata on 01-13-2010 at 08:55 PM
Posted on my blog at on 1/11/10
More Friction Writing by me, courtesy of Lupus. Enjoy more laughs at my expense, you lushes!

With all due respect to John Fogerty, the Old Man isn’t Down The Road. He’s actually right here, roasting weenies in my living room.

No. That’s way too cute. Indulge me a writer’s do-over, because I hate this son-of-a-bitch.

It’s more like Terminator 2 – remember? – when that slick, non-Arnold,

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The simple choice

by Oberata on 12-28-2009 at 02:02 PM
Another lupus/nephritis related piece from my blog at Posted here so maybe we can all get a chuckle out of our mortality.

The Simple Choice

“It comes down to a simple choice: get busy livin’ or get busy dyin’.” – Andy Dufresne, Shawshank Redemption

I had another one of those moments today.

It wasn’t when my kidney doc was explaining my options. It wasn’t when he used the words “dialysis” and “maybe next year” in

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A Steroid Christmas - Happy Joy Overdrive

by Oberata on 12-26-2009 at 12:13 PM
A Steroid Christmas: Happy Joy Overdrive

a recent article from my blog at about battling lupus, nephritis, cytoxan, and high-dose prednisone. Thought I could share it here.

Posted on December 26, 2009

BOLD PREDICTION: sometime before you find yourself singing Auld Lang Syne on December 31st, you’ll be reflecting about 2009. You’ll think about your joys, your defeats, Tiger Woods’ new infamy, the recession, Twitter, Obamanomics, health

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