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honey and flax seed smoothie Smoothies 

Honey and Flax Seed Smoothie

If you have been following my blog, you probably are aware that I am trying to find ways to use my most recent birthday gift from my husband, my Ninja Duo. I am also trying [really hard lol] to find ways to eat healthier.  I know that the things I am putting into my body are having a direct effect on the way I feel.  I have never been one to be able to stick to any sort of diet and always end up falling back into old habits. This…

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lupus sores Health More 

Why is Sun Protection Important for Lupus Warriors?

Lupus is such a crazy disease. Last Wednesday, I had my appointment to go over my post cancer scans. I had to drive a little over an hour each way. Running late as usual lol, I forgot to put on sunscreen before I left. I figured it wouldn’t be a big deal because I wasnt actually going to be out in the sun ‘like that’. But you see, lupus had other plans. That night, I noticed I was slightly sunburned only on my left arm. I then broke out in…

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better sleep with lupus Health More 

Tips for Getting Better Sleep with Lupus 

I cannot wait to share this sponsored post with you!  When fellow blogger James from SustainablePlanet.ca. asked me to share his new tips on sleeping better with lupus, I was so excited because I knew that you would love it!   What is lupus? Lupus is an autoimmune disease that causes the immune system to attack the body’s organs and tissues.  Widespread inflammation caused by lupus can affect your skin, joints, organs, brain and blood cells. For this reason, lupus is characterised by a variety of symptoms all over the body,…

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first post cancer scans Health More 

Results From My First Post Kidney Cancer Scans

This week, I finally had the appointment I had been waiting for, my first post cancer scans.  Since having a kidney tumor and a small part of my right kidney removed in November of 2019, I have been anticipating this scan for a variety of different reasons. First, obviously I wanted to make sure that my Clear Cell Renal Cell Carcinoma was not back.  You may have heard the term “Scanxiety” used before and let me tell you, it’s a real thing. I went and saw my awesome uro-oncologist and…

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fibro cream- im in love Beauty 

Topricin Fibro Cream Review

Living with a chronic illness like fibromyalgia and  lupus can be exhausting and painful.  The only way I can explain it is like that old saying; “I am sick and tired of being sick and tired”.  Since being diagnosed with lupus in 2016 and fibromyalgia shortly afterwards,  I know what it’s like to desperately search for a solution to the various types of pain other warriors experience as well. A couple of years ago, I came across Topricin Fibro Cream and it has changed my life.  Seriously.  As someone who…

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lavender acai anti stress smoothie recipe Smoothies 

Lavender Acai Anti-Stress Smoothie

  I have decided to finally work on eating healthier…finally LOL.  I have always had a hard time sticking to diets and am looking to make subtle changes in order to better my health.  I hate to even have to admit to myself, let alone thousands of readers from around the world, but my eating habits suck. I know there is a direct correlation between the things I am putting inside my body and the way that my body feels.  Having an autoimmune disease like lupus causes excessive inflammation within…

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how amazon can help chronic illness warriors More Parenting 

Amazon Programs That Help Chronic Illness Warriors

If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that life as we know it, has been forever changed.   It has been hard for a lot of people to accept the new ‘normal’ that the world has embraced.  This can prove to be even more true if you are a person who suffers from a chronic illness. There has been a lot of confusion and not a lot of guidance when it came to many states reopening.  People who suffer with high risk illnesses found themselves wondering if they should go out…

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sun protective bathing suits upf spf Beauty 

Sun Protective Bathing Suits for 2020

If you suffer from sun sensitivity, you know how stressful the summertime can be.  It is frustrating and stressful when you are trying to have fun or vacay and you have to constantly remain hidden from the sun’s rays.  Even if you do not happen to suffer from sun sensitivity, you still should be aware of the risk of skin cancer from the sun’s rays. Skin cancer usually forms on areas of the body that are more prone to sun exposure, although sometimes can appear in normally covered areas as…

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lupus awareness jewelry Beauty Inspiration 

Lupus Awareness Jewelry

When it comes to spreading lupus awareness, nothing is more awesome than lupus awareness jewelry.  If you are looking for easy and chic ways to jazz up your lupus awareness, check out some of these amazing finds I found online.  Lupus awareness jewelry can range from lupus medical bracelets to lupus awareness earrings.  The possibilities really are endless if you are serious about helping to advocate for lupus. Lupus Medical Bracelet What better way to advocate for lupus, especially when you are a lupus warrior.  Having a lupus medical bracelet…

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lupus and high white blood cell count Health More 

Lupus and a High White Blood Cell Count

For the last 3 or so years, I have been experiencing lupus and a high white blood cell count.  Having a high white blood cell count and lupus is not something you hear about often.  In fact, one of the criteria for a lupus diagnosis is actually the opposite.  Over the last few years, my white blood count has ranged from 12k-24k. In early March of 2018, my rheumatologist ran some routine blood work.  It was noted that my white blood count was high again.  They decided it was time…

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