October is Lupus Awareness Month

Lupus Awareness Month

Yes, it’s lupus awareness time again. But rather than regale you with yet more tales of how tired I am feeling, I shall refer you to better bloggers than I who have covered lupus experiences of their own.

Lupus in Flight is written by poet Shaista Tayabali and combines her lovely poems with tales of daily life and doctors. She has unfortunately faced the harsher side of lupus, including many a hospital stay, but her voice remains one of joy.

It’s So Not Sexy is written by singer/songwriter/actress Maurissa Tancharoen Whedon, who may just be my personal hero. Like Shaista she has had some pretty low lows from the evil that is lupus, but she remains a super cool person and, thanks to some friends in celebrity places, is getting the word out there about lupus.

As always, if you want to learn more about lupus, I refer you to Lupus UK and the Lupus Foundation of America. If you have lupus yourself, or indeed any chronic illness, I can highly recommend the website But You Don’t Look Sick for both fun and serious help.

2 thoughts on “October is Lupus Awareness Month

  1. Shaista October 18, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    Dear Lovely Kate,
    Have just seen this – thank you so much! Am so touched that you read me and commend me to others.
    But I also see that you were recently in Cambridge – next time you visit, let me know! Would love to meet and mooch around the bookshops – I notice you didn’t mention the Haunted Bookshop? Did you miss it?? 🙂 If yes, I can take you to it next time!

    Thank you again – I follow Maurissa on twitter but will check out her blog, and follow her more closely on your recommendation.
    Shaista xxx

  2. Nose in a book October 19, 2012 at 7:29 am

    Shaista Hello! I did go to the Haunted Bookshop. It’s where I bought the 1st edition Daphne du Maurier book in my photo. That holiday was a romantical one but next time I will definitely try to meet up with you. Stay brilliant, x

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