Saturday, 3 November 2012
I've realised from a conversation over on the Sometimes, it is Lupus Facebook Page today, that some people don't know who I am. So, I'm reintroducing myself for those who don't know me.
My name's Iris Carden.
I'm a Uniting Church minister (temporarily retired through ill health) and a former journalist, in Brisbane, Australia. I have a bachelor's degree in journalism, and a master's in theology.
I was diagnosed with lupus about six years ago. Since May last year, I've been writing this blog. The Sometimes, it is Lupus Facebook Page and the Sometimes, it is Lupus Google + Page (along with Lupus Book, and another book I'm working on now) has grown from that.
The Lupus Business Directory has also grown out of that as a way to help promote businesses owned/run by people with chronic illnesses, as a means to help us help ourselves.
I'm divorced, a single mum of two, now adult, offspring who are currently both full-time students. I also live with assorted animals - and if you go across to the cat's blog, you can get to know all of them through the cat-it-orials.