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Help #LupusLA #EraseLupus and #SeeHAMILTON

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There are more than 1.5 MILLION Americans with lupus and over 60,000 in Greater Los Angeles alone. If you could make a difference in someone’s struggle with lupus, what would it be? Would it be finding a cure? Discovering a new treatment? Offering words of encouragement or financial support? Or would it be something else? Help […]

Travel Tips: Have Pharmacy, Will Travel

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Nowadays, my brain seems to separate my life into two categories: 1) my “old” life (pre-diagnosis) and 2) my “new” life (post-diagnosis). The “old” Alexis tramped through airport security with the rest of humanity, lugging loaded bags and trying to endure fatigue. The “old” Alexis packed too much stuff, struggling to manage it all through […]

I Don’t Know Why

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In 1997 lupus happened to me.  The honest truth is that I spent some time wondering why I had lupus.  I didn’t do anything to deserve it but I did review my life trying to figure out how it all went so wrong. This period of introspect about why this happened to me began to […]

Chronically Happy: Helpful Book by Lori Hartwell

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Lori Hartwell has dealt with chronic illness since she was two years old when she first suffered kidney failure. Since that time, she has survived over 40 various surgeries, 13 years of dialysis, and four kidney transplants as well as all types of health issues related to being on meds for so long. When she […]