One Patient's Positive Perspectives

march-2010-0101Lupus Awareness Blogger No. 5 – Rose, a Pilgrim on a Narrow Path

Our featured blogger today is Rose, a lupus patient, wife, grandmother and great-grandmother with a faith-based positive life view. Rose is my favorite type of blogger, willing to see the blessings amidst the difficulties and honestly share both with her readers. Although Rose is chronically ill with Lupus, she and her blog reflect her purpose of  building her life beyond it. She tells us, “God has blessed me abundantly! That’s my purpose for my blog, A Pilgrim on a Narrow Path.

Rose is receiving monthly infusions of the new just-for-lupus drug, Benlysta. Her blog has a special tab ‘Benlysta Journey’ where she is journaling about her treatment, with hopes it will bless at least one person.

Recently, she began writing short fiction stories and has completed five original tales.  Her short stories are all posted on her blog under a tab titled “In Fiction.”. She invites her blog guests to “read … if you dare!”

I hope you will take a few moments today to click on over to Rose’s lupus  blog and take her up on her compelling offer!

Lupus Truth No. 5 – Genetics Contribute to Lupus

Genetics Contribute to Lupus

Understanding Lupus: Some people have genes that allow them to develop lupus.

Research has shown that there are a specific group of genes that are common in patients with lupus.  In men, it may take a larger number of  these genes to develop lupus than are required for women to develop the disease. There is no specific gene that alone causes a person to develop lupus.  However, genetics do play a part in a person developing lupus.

To learn more about this lupus fact, please read my post from  May 5, 2012.

Plan to POP — Put on Purple — for Lupus May 17th

Remember to press up your purple jeans to get ready to “POP” — Put on Purple — for Lupus on Friday, May 17th!


Comments on: "Lupus Fact & Blogger of the Day – No. 5 Rose, Pilgrim on a Narrow Path" (2)

  1. Mary:

    Excellent Question!

    Yes, May 10th is WORLD Lupus Day, May 17th is LFA’s nationwide promotion day to “Put on Purple” (or POP for short) and all month long is Lupus Awareness Month. I can certainly understand the confusion.

    To make matters even more confusing, this week is ALSO National Nurse’s Week, National Teacher Appreciation Week and National School Nurses Appreciation Week. Who knows what else!


  2. I thought May 10 was national Lupus Day? I’m confused….

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