Sunday, October 9, 2005

Sunday 7 - Dawn Style

My Apologies to Patrick at Patrick's Place

He does this wonderful Sunday Seven each week but I cannot do it this week!  He wanted us to list 7 books we purchased and have sitting home on a shelf that have not been read.

I have no books on a shelf that have NOT been read.

Instead, I decided to list the following:

Seven Symptoms of LUPUS that you did not know about:

This is assuming that you do know the more common symptoms of fatigue, joint problems, kidney problems, lupus headache, sensitivity to sun, hairloss and skin rashes/hives.

1)     Seizures

2)    Osteoporosis

3)    Pericarditis, Myocarditis, Endocarditis
        (all problems with inflammation in the heart)

4)    Pleurisy, Pneumonitis, Lung Disease, Pulmonary Embolism
Pulmonary Hypertension (all serious lung problems)

5)    Anaemia,Thrombocytopaenia,Leukopaenia
        (blood diseases, from least to most serious)

6)    Liver Problems

7)    Gastrointestinal problems

I have given you all of these as links which will bring you to a specific description of the symptoms in Lupus. 

It is from a great site called The Lupus Site which will give much more in depth information on Lupus, its diagnosis and its symptoms.

I hope you learn something! 

Thank you for reading.

Be well,
Dawn

16 comments:

iscribble4u said...

Thanks for sharing. I have learned something new this evening.

gdireneoe said...

I  really respect your attitude. ;)  C.  http://journals.aol.com/gdireneoe/thedailies

sazzylilsmartazz said...

I didn't know any of this. Thank you for the information. I'm so sorry you have this problem. I'm not religious but I wish you well.
Dianna

jckfrstross said...

Thank you for sharing this i did not know:)

Deb

lv2trnscrb said...

Dawn, I'm envious you don't have any unread books; I must have dozens I need to read and I keep buying them.

Wow, I didn't realize seizures were a symptom of lupus. That was a new one for me to learn about. Thank you for going out of the box and not playing the Sunday Seven the usual way but educating us about a serious illness.

betty

sbrlzc said...

Would you believe, I have all but one of those seven? Yeah. My liver is ok.

Hugs,
Susan

dornbrau said...

Hey Little One, are you feeling better now?  I hope so.  Sometimes, when I get a cold, I feel sorry for myself.  I don't realize that I am so fortunate that my mild discomfort is a blessing compared to what some people have to endure on a daily basis.  Wish I could help you carry the load.

fisherkristina said...

Thanks for sharing the symptoms.

Krissy
http://journals.aol.com/fisherkristina/SometimesIThink

sangrialel said...

Dawn,  Thanks for the links.  My best friends mother has lupus and it was good for me to read this stuff to be able to talk with my friend with some degree of knowledge!  Lelly

jouell3935 said...

Dawn a wonderful and informative entry.....and I learned somethings because of it!!! Thank you for sharing
Jodi

libragem007 said...

Dawn...I think that's a wonderful Sunday Seven!
Gem :-)

cdittric77 said...

Way to go, Dawn - that's awesome!
Peace and love,
Charley
http://journals.aol.com/CDittric77/Courage

gypsytrader49 said...

Hope someone can be helped by this. Thanks for the info.
KAthy

foxygreeneyedldy said...

You've inspired me.. I think I'll do a Sunday (even though it's Monday now) Seven of things that people don't know about RA.  I didn't know about osteoporosis being a symptom of Lupus.. that intrigues me because I think I'm the only 21 year old woman in the world diagnosed with osteoporosis... hmmm.. Very informative though!  And I don't blame you, if I buy a book I intend on reading it ASAP.  :-)

Love you lots beautiful lady!
Lady Fox
http://journals.aol.com/FoxyGreenEyedLdy/FoxysRAJournal

foxygreeneyedldy said...

You've inspired me.. I think I'll do a Sunday (even though it's Monday now) Seven of things that people don't know about RA.  I didn't know about osteoporosis being a symptom of Lupus.. that intrigues me because I think I'm the only 21 year old woman in the world diagnosed with osteoporosis... hmmm.. Very informative though!  And I don't blame you, if I buy a book I intend on reading it ASAP.  :-)

Love you lots beautiful lady!
Lady Fox
http://journals.aol.com/FoxyGreenEyedLdy/FoxysRAJournal

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