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My name is Hope. I was diagnosed with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in 2013. Since then, I decided to learn more about my condition, and explore ways to feel better.

Having lupus as my companion has taught me to see life from a new angle, and appreciate my small accomplishments.

You will notice my blogs come from my heart. In each one, I share how I cope with this challenging condition, the ups and downs of living with lupus and my path to find hope despite all odds.

Since I was diagnosed, it has been difficult to find actionable information that made me feel happier, stronger and healthier. Recognizing what my body was telling me, as well as identifying what I can control in a daily basis has been difficult. Nevertheless, these are critical steps to better cope with the muscle and joint pain, the chronic inflammation, the brain fog, and the on-going fatigue.

Adjusting my diet to avoid inflammatory ingredients helps. Therefore, I included a recipe page, where I share ideas of savory and sweet dishes that I have tested in my home kitchen. Most of them are gluten, dairy and sugar free.

Lastly, as I am not a doctor, nor a specialist in lupus but you will find here links to useful research information, and helpful resources from other lupus related non-profits. Awareness is key and there is a lot yet to be understood about autoimmune disorders, the more we know, the better we fight.

I am learning every day the causes of my flares, the best way to decrease the effects and duration of my symptoms, and how to keep up with the side effects of all the strong medications I take in a daily basis.

Hopefully you will join me in my journey, enjoy my stories on how to live better, support each other and help our community better understand this mysterious illness.

Yours truly,

Hope

Testimonials

Luciana Raposo

This blog is such a fantastic place to find good and helpful information regarding the Lupus. To deal with the challenge of having Lupus is not easy for anyone, but here you really can find hope. There are a lot of tips/suggestions and stories shared that makes difference when you most need. Thank you for teaching us that everyone can live a good life, although dealing with Lupus.
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2019-04-03T01:22:53-08:00
This blog is such a fantastic place to find good and helpful information regarding the Lupus. To deal with the challenge of having Lupus is not easy for anyone, but here you really can find hope. There are a lot of tips/suggestions and stories shared that makes difference when you most need. Thank you for teaching us that everyone can live a good life, although dealing with Lupus.

Luciana Raposo

"This blog is such a fantastic place to find good and helpful information regarding the Lupus. To deal with the challenge of having Lupus is not easy for anyone, but here you really can find hope. There are a lot of tips/suggestions and stories shared that makes difference when you most need. Thank you for teaching us that everyone can live a good life, although dealing with Lupus."
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2019-04-03T01:34:38-08:00
"This blog is such a fantastic place to find good and helpful information regarding the Lupus. To deal with the challenge of having Lupus is not easy for anyone, but here you really can find hope. There are a lot of tips/suggestions and stories shared that makes difference when you most need. Thank you for teaching us that everyone can live a good life, although dealing with Lupus."

Regina Meder

Hope, you are such a great inspiration! My best friend has Lupus. You help me better understand her. : ) Please keep writing ♥♥♥
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2019-04-03T21:29:58-08:00
Hope, you are such a great inspiration! My best friend has Lupus. You help me better understand her. : ) Please keep writing ♥♥♥

Renato Marchi

"Hope, congratulations on the blog. This is beautiful and a great read. Thanks for sharing your insight on Lupus. Know that this gives Hope and a bit more of understanding, not only for those who have lupus but for their families and friends as well.
Wish you all the best!"
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2019-04-03T10:03:41-08:00
"Hope, congratulations on the blog. This is beautiful and a great read. Thanks for sharing your insight on Lupus. Know that this gives Hope and a bit more of understanding, not only for those who have lupus but for their families and friends as well. Wish you all the best!"

Scarlet B.

Lupus Hope Blog is the sincere writing of Hope, a woman of deep courage and compassion coming to terms with the agony of living with SLE. Being diagnosed with lupus can seem like a death sentence. The death of normalcy; the death of vigor and even your identity. You question everything. Extreme worry and the physical inability to do things you want to do affect you each day. What future can I have with lupus? How can I balance goals with health? How can I cope with the pain of losing everything I took for granted? These difficult questions and more are explored in the Lupus Home
Blog. Hope opens her heart to us and shares her inner strength, compassion, and heroism. Thank you!
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2019-04-24T20:15:31-08:00
Lupus Hope Blog is the sincere writing of Hope, a woman of deep courage and compassion coming to terms with the agony of living with SLE. Being diagnosed with lupus can seem like a death sentence. The death of normalcy; the death of vigor and even your identity. You question everything. Extreme worry and the physical inability to do things you want to do affect you each day. What future can I have with lupus? How can I balance goals with health? How can I cope with the pain of losing everything I took for granted? These difficult questions and more are explored in the Lupus Home Blog. Hope opens her heart to us and shares her inner strength, compassion, and heroism. Thank you!
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