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My Lupus Speech: Lupus Awareness Month

The Lupus Foundation of America has posted some guidelines on how to write a lupus “speech” to help explain the disease.  You can find the link at the end of my post. So here I am, nearly at the end of Lupus Awareness Month, finally getting around to writing my own speech.     What […]

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Worshiped by Wolves

This meme showed up in my Facebook news feed the other day. It was love at first sight.  (Although I might change “mist” to “fog” to reflect my lupus-scrambled brain.)  I like being linked to a wolf.  From almost the beginning, I have envisioned lupus as an invisible wolf living with me, peaceful most of […]

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Women’s March: Why I March

UPDATE (1/22/17): What a wonderful day it was!  An incredible turnout of marchers, all over the world!  A couple of pics:   And this! Check out the Disability March page. https://disabilitymarch.com/2017/01/22/libby-block/  – – – – – original post: I am marching today in the Women’s March on Washington DC – along with sister marches in […]

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Adultifying

I had planned to title this “Maybe I’m Finally Growing Up”, but when I got to work this afternoon, the first thing they asked me to do was draw sunglasses on a smiley-face balloon.  So I changed my mind on the title.  I am not growing up.  I’m just doing adult things.  Like when I […]

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Not Fiction

I’ve been blogging now for a couple years. Non-fiction is odd for me, but I’ve gotten used to it. It’s been a long long time since I’ve had anything published, and sometimes I find myself thinking, hey, why not write a non-fiction piece and submit it somewhere? But every time I try, my ideas sound […]

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Happy Foot Drop Day

Apropos of everything, I have been in pain for three weeks.  I can’t concentrate, can’t sit still, can’t move around, and worst of all, I can’t drive.  Or I can, but only for short distances for fear that my foot will cramp up on me. It started with excruciating pain in my right hip and […]

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Prove It.

I’m going to start with a scene. It’s early. The alarm goes off. I haven’t had enough sleep. I am not awake. But my subconscious knows the disturbance and knows what it means, and I sit up. My head whirls. I can’t focus. My head won’t stay upright. But the disturbance wants me up. I have […]

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