So. I'm not really sure if this constitutes as spam or not but I've been around this forum for quite some time and I would hope that by now it is obvious I'm not a spammer. I trust ya'll to jump on me if it is though
I am very active in Autoimmune Arthritis advocacy - Lupus (SLE) is consisered an autoimmune arthritis disease. World Autoimmune Arthrtis Day is coming up on May 20th, 2012. The group that I volunteer with called IAAM (International Autoimmune Arthritis Movement) has been doing a public campaign to let people know what Autoimmune Arthritis is (very graphically in some ways I might add) I know some of you I have talked to and who have supported me over time have shared general frustration with how little the population seems to realize the severity of Lupus but I never took the time to mention that volunteered in advocacy for Lupus and other Autoimmune Arthritis diseases because when I initially started out I did not want people to know who I was in online forums. I have since had Cardiac bypass, chemo treatments, etc.
Anyway. Many patients in the autoimmune arthritis world are making posters to show the world what Autoimmune Arthritis is. You can see many of them here. There are lot of lupus fighters in this group. https://www.facebook.com/WorldAutoimmuneArthritisDay
I don't want to cause a sudden flood to the wehavelupus.com forums but I would like to let the folks there know that this incredible resource exists. Ya'll have been amazing to me over time but I would feel more comfortable if a moderator actually did the advertising for the group or let me know that it was OK to let other autoimmune (lupus) patients know that this forum is here. The online International Autoimmune Arthritis Movement facebook page has about 2400 members so I do not want to blow up www.wehavelupus.com by directing a heard unduly!!!!
32 YO Wife, Mother and Advocate
Lupus - Subclavian Bypass May of 2009. Ectopic Lentis, Scoliosis(not lupus related)
Current medications: Aspirin, Plaquenil, multi vitamins, folic acid, Methotrexate, Tramadol PRN
You can find me on facebook at www.facebook.com/sororenotis
Please tell me you are from here and who you are if you add me there.
I work full time and Leader for International Autoimmune Arthritis Movement
Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
Ditto to what Tgal said...
Peace and Blessings
Look For The Good and Praise It!
Sounds good to me too!