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Hair Dye & Lupus? →  March 7, 2010 1

While reading The Autoimmune Epidemic, I came across a sentence that said: “Several studies have shown that women who use hair dye have three times the risk of developing lupus — that is, if they also carry specific genes that make them susceptible to autoimmune disease in the first place.”Hmmm, the key here is [...]

9th Chemo Treatment, The Autoimmune Epidemic & The Autoimmune Disease Summit →  March 5, 2010 1

Whew, now that’s a mouthful. Yes indeed I am going to combine three posts in one because I’ve got chemo brain and I can’t stay focused. Well no, actually, all of this came together in one day during chemo. Today was my day to sit in a chair and look stupid for a couple [...]

The Joy of Cooking & The Agony of The Feet

The Joy of Cooking & The Agony of The Feet

→  March 4, 2010 0

This is where I hang my head in shame to say for many years my stove sat as nothing more than installation art in my kitchen. What did I do all those years? I did what most do, I purchased sodium packs that I could easily pop into a microwave oven for another [...]

My Daily Do:  No Plans →  February 28, 2010 0

I cannot plan anything. Really, I can’t. Last evening I was supposed to attend a “Girls Night In” dinner party with friends. We were all to bring a dish — one of our favorites — and the plan was to sit, eat, talk, laugh and drink. Needless to say, for me [...]

A Change of Worlds →  February 25, 2010 0

The other day I received some sad news about a young girl who lost her battle with lupus. Like me, she too had lupus nephritis. For the past few days I have been asking myself why it is that me, the old fart, is still around when so many younger than I are [...]

Echinacea & Lupus: For Me It’s Just Say No!!! →  February 18, 2010 1

Many years ago a friend told me to take echinacea to ward off colds. I tried it one time and was worse for wear afterward. I kept the herb around for a long while, in my cabinet to never be seen or heard from again — so I thought — as a reminder [...]

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