One Patient's Positive Perspectives

Lupus Awareness Blogger No. 12 – Juli, NOT Supermom on Mother’s Day

Meet Us!Today we meet Juli, who spends a great deal of her adult life on television.  A couple of years ago she was diagnosed with lupus, and has received Benlysta infusions.  I like that her blog is more about life and her motherhood than lupus, with a little lupus on the side.

Her blog tells us about her successful career, “first as an anchor and reporter for news stations in Boston, Miami, and New York…but most recently as the host of Parents TV… a lifestyle show seen nationwide. I’ve interviewed celebrities and politicians…covered riots, murders, hurricanes, and presidential campaigns.” In the middle of her career she had two kids, and explains her extreme dedication, and how she “was rushed right from the anchor desk to the hospital to give birth. ”

She always felt “I can have it all…kids, career and marriage!” Until, recently she realized “the more balls you juggle… the more you drop” She felt she was “dropping A LOT of balls.”

After serious soul searching she left her news career and now has more time with her children, 8-year-old Daniella, and 5-year-old Dylan.  Now, her blog, is almost like another child to her and she admits, it is sometimes tough to juggle.

I think you will find Juli’s tales about her life, family and lupus an interesting read and an inspiration like I did.

Lupus Truth No. 12 – Lupus and multiple medications

Diagnosis and Treatment of Lupus:  Successful treatment of lupus often requires many medications.

A new treatment for lupus was approved recently, and nearly two-dozen clinical studies are underway to develop a full arsenal of treatments.

My treatment plan and combination of drugs used to control lupus and its various symptoms has changed over the years to respond to the variations in my lupus activity, symptoms and organ involvement.

To learn more about this lupus fact, please read my post from  May 12, 2012.

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

Remember to put on your am amethyst pendant to get ready to “POP” — Put on Purple — for Lupus on Friday this week, May 17th!

Have a Happy Mother’s Day!


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