Lupus Vs. Cancer Post

http://www.buzzfeed.com/chiarasquillace/cancer-vs-lupus-a-guide-to-awareness-140hf

My friend Chiara Brooke wrote this post. I truly believe Chiara understands the devastation of both illnesses. She is a strong, beautiful, and carougous fighter.

Please read & share it! Show her support & help us raise awareness!!!!

So many people do not understand how sever Lupus is and how much damage it does to the body.Don’t compare us to Cancer patients our battle is just as difficult. The illnesses progress differently but they are both life altering and can be terminal. Lack of education across the board makes things more challenging for Lupus patients. People should be just as supportive regardless the illness. I have personally been told well if you had Cancer your friends would be more supportive and talk to or visit you. BOTH illnesses are sever and difficult to live with.

“A lot of illness’s suffer from being left in the dark and Lupus is one of them. Except Lupus is forever, it’ll never go away. Not with diet, not with a load of chemotherapy or surgeries, not with medications forever, it’ll always stay the same. See Lupus goes into remission, but it shoots right back at the patient again. Cancer leaves, and only has a chance of coming back, there is no guarantee.”

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Author: Victoria

Welcome, it is an honor you dropped by. I am Victoria. A twenty-something-year-old battling multiple chronic illnesses while learning how to thrive. Chronically Hopeful was designed to educate others and to provide support to those who are chronically ill. Proving encouragement to others is essential to me. I share my health on here. My major illnesses are Lupus, Hyperadrenergic Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome, EDS, Mast Cell, Endo, and Ulcerative Colitis. I want to share my story with you hoping you will experience support; that someone else understands your pain, struggles, and frustrations. God has chosen not to heal me but to hold me. The more intense the pain the closer his embrace”. My faith, as a Christian has sustained me through the stormy waters of the past few chapters of my life. I desire to grow closer to God and lead others closer to Him. I help lead two online women’s Bible studies. I also post devotionals. I am pursuing my bachelor’s degree through Liberty University’s online program. Despite my illnesses, I have thrived in school. I am a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, Psi Chi the International Honor Society, and Tau Sigma Honor Society. Abby is my service dog in training. I also have three cats Gracey, Fluffy, and Sadie Rose. I am looking forward to hearing your precious story. Sending hugs, prayers, and spoons. Have an amazing day!

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