Wednesday, 10 April 2013

What Lupus Looks Like

Q: Which of these people have lupus?































































































A: We all do!

Lupus is invisible. 

You can't see that we're all fighting for our lives.


This post written as part of Wego Health's Health Activist Writers' Month Challenge.  (It was meant to be "Wordless Wednesday", but I can't resist using a few words.)

Special thanks to all the brave and beautiful lupies who offered their photos (on very short notice) for this post.



13 comments:

  1. Beautiful!!!!! Excellent job and thank you for touching on such an important aspect of Lupus!!!!!

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  2. Love this :) Thanks for taking the time to put all this together!

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  3. THIS makes such an impact. Thank you or posting this on the web for all to see.

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  4. Thank you so much for this! People always comment how I don't look sick and it kills me because I mean what does Lupus look like then? In the summer time its worse because then you see all the scars on my legs and then I become a burn victim or even worse a fighter of HIV/AIDS. But hopefully people will soon realize that our outerselves doesnot reflect in any way shape or form the pain and suffering that our bodies are going through daily.

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  5. Amazing. You are all beautiful women, and lupus can truly be invisible!@

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  6. I see a group of strong, beautiful fighters! Thank you for making this possible. :-)

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  7. I see a group of strong, beautiful fighters! Thank you for making this possible. :-)

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  8. Thanks for doing this and getting the word out to the world what lupus is all about! and as stated by many people on here that Lupus can truly be invisible. I struggled many yrs to get out in the world the facts about Autism as my youngest child is autistic....now that its out there more its nice now that I have been diagnosed with Lupus this year seeing great people like you getting the word out about " LUPUS".....Thanks!!!! :-)

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  9. Yes, I have skin rashes and eruptions almost weekly but I cover them up out of shame and wanting to 'pass.' Have tried EVERYTHING on these flares. . . and I mean everything, folks. Nothing seems to work for long. But temporary relief is better than none.

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