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    Oh my gosh how is your toe??? I had a sinus infection and a week after that had a bladder infection and after that had another infection AND a viral infection lol I have been on so many antibiotics but stuff just keeps popping up lately. I hope you can shake yours!

    School is stressing me out alot lately. I really don't know what to do about it.
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    I was trying to get my other account to work but conrad was never getting back with me and I didn't like the dumb name I made for that account I had been using to try to ask for help so I caved and made a new ritz account lol I have missed everyone so much! How have you been?
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    Thanks, Steve
    Please do give Linda my love. I'm glad to know that she at least feels like teaching again.
    Please tell her that I miss her, too.
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    LOL Yes, Steve - any chance to use my Greek, right?
    Greece is the most awe-inspiring place that I've traveled to yet. We should all visit and help their economy!
    We're planning to visit Australia with my daughter and her family in 2014. Get ready to hang out the welcome sign!
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    LOL on your comment. Since I do carry a cane, perhaps I should knight you with it, or bop you with it when you get out of line!
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    Thanks Steve, just feeling down on adding yet another med to the list
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    Oh my gosh, Steve...your home and your family are beautiful!!!!! So nice to see the horses....
    One of my favorite clinicians/trainers is from Australia - Clinton Anderson. someday I would love to go visit there - seems like a beautiful country with a great "horse culture".....
    And it's nice to see a fellow "Lupie" (or whatever we're called) living the horse life - maybe not as active as we'd like to be, but still enjoying the animals and the outdoors.
    Hope you're feeling good and enjoying the summer.....
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    sadly, the only dosage available is the one that i'm taking now.
    so unless i switch to the injection, i'm stuck taking 19 pills on sundays...blahh
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    thankyou for your wondeful support with my husband sorry i have not replied sooner am in flare and my fingers not working keep on pressing the wrong buttons. will keep you informed of his health, hope you and family well luv kim
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    hi steve just checking to see how you are my friend hope you and family well hugs kim
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i have 2 children with my wife cherie.
she also has 4 children from a previous marriage.
we have 4 grandchildren from the older 3.

i have officially been diagnosed with lupus and firbomyalgia.
i have a lot of secondary complaints as well, but they are not really diagnosed.

these secondary complaints include;
headaches, irritable bowel syndrome, dry mouth / throat (especially first thing in the morning),
dry eyes, circulation problems, heat rash (worse than most), skin problems and rashes,
sore joints, muscle weakness, unable to regulate my body temperature, reduced cognative skills,
i sweat when under pressure (physical or mental), mental pauses (where the brain stops for a second or so).

i grew up basically normal. could never compete well in sports.
no real health problems, just got everything that was going around.
always slightly unwell.
bad growing pains, awkward and clumsy.

my symptoms would wax and wain. sometimes good usually just annoying.
i had 2 or 3 mental breakdowns, due to stress. but usually i handled stress really well.
my mind would wander without me being able to focus properly.

i went to counsellors, but they could never relate to my description of my problem.
it was like i was in a helicopter overlooking my life, i could talk about it, (as a third party).

i was never great at school. i passed because everyone knew i tried hard. always only just making the grade.
orally, i did great, having to write what i knew, was a problem.

i had no staminer, sometimes even raising an arm was an issue.

what eventually led to my diagnosis, was pains in the legs and knees. and right shoulder blade.
i suspected blood clots, and was flying to and from work. working in the mines.
doctors could not find what was wrong, as usual.
eventually a doctor put enough together to send me to a rhuematologist.
i was origionally tested for lupus, to rule it out.

the fibromyalgia diagnoses came about 12 months later.
i have not worried testing for the other complaints, i treat them as symptoms of my main two illnesses.

In November 2012, my wife and I seperated.
My lupus has made me very impersonal, and I also fly off at unimportant things. My emotions are either on or off.
Luckily we still get on well. She just cannot live with the unemotional person I have become. My mood changes have destroyed my childrens relationship with me also.
They are afraid of me, and the mood changes.
pinjarra, western australia
family, horses
disability pensioner


When you're stressed, You eat Ice cream, Cake, Chocolate & Sweets. Why? Because stressed spelled backwards is DESSERTS.


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the REAL cost of Lupus

by steve.b on 10-30-2012 at 06:48 PM
What do I mean by the real cost?
Lupus costs in every way!

Lupus causes us many difficulties.
Lupus causes us many hard ships.
Lupus causes our health to fail.

All of these things are a cost of having Lupus.
These are not what I am referring to.

As humans we identify people by there traits and personalities.
We say this is a kind old woman,
Or he is a grumpy old may.
Even she is a busy body.
These traits make

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