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    I just read about your lawnmower accident. Did you see the croc who tried to eat the lawnmower over East? It made me think of you. We are heading off to Bunbury on Friday, coming home on Monday. Ellice has to stay home because she is insect sitting for a friend who has hundreds of insects that needs to be looked after while they are away on holidays. Take care Steve, and enjoy your family fussing over you.
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    Checking on you. How are you feeling?
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    HI Steve! How is your toe? I told my family about it and they say "take care of yourself" as well! They couldnt believe that happened to you! Me neither of course! I hope it's healing ok. Please be well and you are in my thoughts and my HEART! Love and Hugs to YOU! XXXOOO
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    Thanks Steve I really appreciate knowing you are so close and often on when I am. Have a good 2012
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    Hi I look forward to getting to know you as well ! I'm 19 years old. I'm a sophomore at the University of Pittsburgh as a psychology major. I also love animals I have a cat, a bunny, a chinchilla and fish. I love to hang out with my friends and have a good time. I was diagnosed with lupus January 12, 2009. It will be three years. I have a tattoo on my wrist for it.
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    Thank you Steve and I am so grateful that you are a part of this family...take care of that toe (have you hired a gardener?).I hope your day was was filled with joy.
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    Thanks so much! A little late but Merry Christmas to you too!
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    HI STEVE!!! I hope you had a MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!! I'm sure you did with that BEAUTIFUL FAMILY of yours!!!! Did you get enough rest with all the hustle and bustle going on? It's a little harder on those days huh?! Take care of YOURSELF and im sending you LOVE and HUGS!! XXXOOO
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    hi !
    my names ashley. i used to use this site all the time, but i got so caught up in school with being in college that i could never find the time to get on here. but now that i have, i'm looking for people who i haven't met yet. and i don't believe we have.
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    Merry Christmas to you and yours! Hope it was a fabulous day!
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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


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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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