Category Archives: Lupus

I worry…Is there a coming back from this?

I worry…  …that I will lose my mind …that I will lose my soul That my will to function will be lost.   I’m concerned…  …about my children …my grandchildren Will they be sick, too?   I wonder… …now that … Continue reading

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The Caregiver

Good Friday has me inspired. Those of us who are Christians observe this day commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary when Easter celebrates Jesus arising from the dead and going on to live eternal life; … Continue reading

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what it is to feel suicidal

I have been asked what it is like to feel suicidal. This is difficult to put into the written word. Until the moment that I was trying to die, I wouldn’t have said I was suicidal. I can better explain … Continue reading

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The Story. My story I will leave in Washington D.C.

I am honored to have the opportunity to speak about my personal experience with mental illness and suicide at the AFSP (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention) events taking place next week in Virginia and Washington D.C. I will speak to … Continue reading

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They Say Life Is A Marathon

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I am a phony…

 “You have to want it, you have to plan for it, you have to fit it into a busy day, you have to be mentally tough, you have to use others to help you. The hard part isn’t getting your … Continue reading

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