Five Challenges & Five Victories of Lupus (#HAWMC 27)

Today’s Health Activist Writer’s Month Challenge Prompt is:

“Make a list of the 5 most difficult parts of your health focus. Make another top 5 list for the little, good things (small victories) that keep you going.”

So, without further ado . . . .

Top 5 Most Difficult Things About Having Lupus for 20+ Years

1.    Lupus is painful
2.    Lupus is exhausting
3.    Lupus is “mysterious” & hard for people to understand
4.    Lupus gave me “Funny”, sensitive skin
5.    Lupus can affect any part of my body at any time

 Top 5 Small Victories That Have Kept Me Going 20+ Years with Lupus

1.    I developed an “Iron Will” to survive and thrive
2.    I do not take feeling good for granted
3.    I discovered that I have wonderful family & friends that love me
4.    Lupus provided inspiration for me to write
5.    Telling my story helps me help others with the disease

Keep strong and carry on,

Katina Rae Stapleton

P.S. In Dinner for Five I wrote that I would have loved to meet Orison Swett Marden, the author of An Iron Will. This is one of my favorite passages:

“Yet in spite of all this, in defiance of it, we know that an iron will is often triumphant in the contest with physical infirmity. Brave spirits are a balsam to themselves: There is a nobleness of mind that heals Wounds beyond salves.”

4 responses to “Five Challenges & Five Victories of Lupus (#HAWMC 27)

  1. This is a great topic. I have felt some of the same things you feel; ie: that lupus is a difficult is a hard disease for others to understand, and that I have a very loving, supportive family. I also know not to take feeling good for granted. I enjoy reading your blog, keep it up!

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