Today (July 9th) was my 2 year #Lupus Anniversary and the first day I’ve worn my bald head out in public (that wig was killing me softly). I woke up with a tear in my eye as I realized what this day was. Thoughts of how much #lupus has taken from me….. then my family ( you all) left comments on my note and I realize just how much #Lupus has given me. Mister ( my lupus as it call it) has removed some people from my life and gave me some wonderful new friends and supporters. You guys are awesome and I appreciate each and every one of you. Thank you for allowing me to celebrate and be me unconditionally! This day, July 9, 2011 forever changed my life.. #lupiechick#bald#hairloss#NoWig#IRock *I played in a little paint (makeup) this morning* and you KNOW I’m in #purple from head to toe and rocking my #lupiechick bracelets
Watch the video as I shave my head (because of Lupus)
I’m a wife, a mother, a grandmother, a sister, a daughter, a friend, a poet, a philanthropist, a member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, member of Order of The Eastern Star, and I have Lupus. I was diagnosed with Lupus in July 2011, after many years of unexplained illnesses, surgeries, and hospital stays.
My Lupus was discovered after a year struggle with a rash on my face that was spreading to my neck and chest. I had begun to also suffer from migraines, fatigue, joint pain (in my ankles and wrist), shortness of breath, and excessive sweating. I knew nothing about Lupus except it was a disease that Toni Braxton suffered from. I initially thought there was a magical pill I could take to get rid of it. I was informed that Lupus has no cure; it’s a disease I will live with for the rest of my life until a cure is discovered. I have dedicated the rest of my life to be a face-IN YOUR FACE- activist for a cure- I'm not hiding it-I'm FIGHTING it!
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1 thought on “I Shaved My Head Because of Lupus -2 Year Lupus Anniversary”
Your hair looks great. I have had Lupus for 15 years n I just went natural n shaved mine 6 mths ago due to I has SLE since 99′ n I now also have Discoid as of 4 yes ago so i am fighting them both but I am survvivor. I have Lupus, Lupus dont have me.