I can't believe it! For the first time in what seems like forever, my blood tests have come back good!!! I must be doing something right with the way I'm eating, how much I am resting and generally how I'm taking care of myself. Receiving that letter in the mail motivates me even more to continue taking good care of myself. My husband is even on that bandwagon, especially when he sees me doing so much better. What a great feeling!
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I hope everyone had a wonder holiday! I've been on a little hiatus from blogging because with the holidays, I'm sure everyone can relate on how busy it can get. I did manage to survive by doing the majority of my Christmas shopping online. Thank goodness for the internet! I also made sure I took a lot of breaks and rested when I had a chance.

Anyway, during my little hiatus, I came across an article about Terri Seymour, a model and an ex-girlfriend of Simon Cowell's (from American Idol). She was diagnosed in her early 20's with lupus and almost died from complications of the disease.

I wanted to mention this article because so many times I've wondered if there were any celebrities that can act as a voice to us lupus sufferers. There has been only a handful of celebrities that have opened up about the disease. It was nice to read an article from a celebrity who explains how it feels to live with it. This one in particular had more information about the disease than I've read in other articles. For instance, I didn't realize that rheumatoid symptoms can effect a person's voice.

Since I've been diagnosed, I've noticed that sometimes my voice changes and gets raspy more so than normal. I remember sitting at dinner at a restaurant and trying to talk to my friends at our table and my friends straining to hear me. I tried to talk as loud as I could but my voice just couldn't get louder than a certain point. Other times, I think I'm talking loud enough but hear a lot of "can you repeat that?" and "I can't hear you's". Other times when I talk at the loudest level I can talk, my voice changes for days afterward. It gets raspier almost like Demi Moore's. I think I'm going to bring this up to my rheumatologist next time I see him.

If you'd like to check this article out, click here.  I hope you find this article as interesting as I did.
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