I am a patient of life, learning to live in spite of chronic illness. This is not my personal blog but occasionally I will tell you personal facts about my life. Please respect my need sometimes to maintain a distinction between the two. I am not lupus; I have lupus.

Reasons this blog exists:

May is Lupus Awareness Month. This is a way to be more involved by sharing my experiences. I'm going to get real with you and hopefully find and give some solace to others in the patient community. Anyone is welcome; you don't have to have lupus to understand the tumult of navigating a world that is dictated by your physical capabilities and unfortunately, the lack thereof.

I am also inspired by a fantastic book by Laurie Edwards, "Life Disrupted: Getting Real About Chronic Illness in Your Twenties and Thirties." Highly recommended.

 

fastcompany:

This Symptom-Checker App Lets You Keep A Digital Doctor In Your Pocket 


Sharecare, the Atlanta-based digital platform for expert health information, is trying to help consumers take the guesswork out of at-home diagnoses with AskMD, a free, iOS 7-exclusive app out today. The app takes you through a highly personalized, step-by-step consultation that narrows down your possible health conditions to the best possible matches for you.

fastcompany:

This Symptom-Checker App Lets You Keep A Digital Doctor In Your Pocket

Sharecare, the Atlanta-based digital platform for expert health information, is trying to help consumers take the guesswork out of at-home diagnoses with AskMD, a free, iOS 7-exclusive app out today. The app takes you through a highly personalized, step-by-step consultation that narrows down your possible health conditions to the best possible matches for you.

newyorker:

A cartoon by Christopher Weyant. For more cartoons from this week’s issue: http://nyr.kr/1bTqkV3

newyorker:

A cartoon by Christopher Weyant. For more cartoons from this week’s issue: http://nyr.kr/1bTqkV3

Oh, What's in Here?: Finding Low Cost Medical Care

holisticsexualhealth:

Becoming a Savvy Health Care Shopper

In the United States, having health insurance is the best way to make medical care affordable. The trouble is, not everyone has good insurance. Because health care costs can really add up when you have to pay with your own…