June 26, 2009

In the Mix: Designing a Social Life around the Limits of Lupus

It’s always a challenge for people with lupus to keep up with more active friends and make concrete social plans. But don’t use it as an excuse for not maintaining old friendships or creating new ones. Instead, focus on helping the people in your life better understand your condition and its restrictions: Once you accept and make peace with your situation, it will be easier for you to explain it to others.

Learn how you can to keep lupus from slowing your social life.


Debbie Frerick said...

Excellent advice!

I wear a certain piece of jewelry when I am having a bad day. This is my nonverbal clue to my friends, family, and coworkers that I might not be myself that day.

Shaista said...

I agree, this is really good advice. But one that has certainly taken me a long time to be able to practise. Happily the blog world and things like facebook help maintain social activity without the physical strain.