LUPUS AWARENESS MONTH FACTS:

For some people this is true, an average of a six year diagnosis, but I know for my wife it took about two and a half months before anyone was able to at least pay close enough attention.  I know one couple it took about two years before they even had a diagnosis.  Although my wife has had this disease for about five years, this July, we still end up discovering new things about this disease.  Thank God it didn’t take us six years to discover this problem, but I definitely feel for those that may think they have this disease and no medical profession is taking them seriously or listening.  If you feel that this is you and doctors have been unable to discover what is wrong, and you are leaning towards lupus being the problem, keep fighting for your voice to be heard.  Someone will listen to you and you shall become victorious in the end.

Henry Scott

TODAY’S FACTS

 Based on a recent study, it takes an average of six years for people with lupus to be diagnosed from the time they first notice their lupus symptoms.

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LUPUS AWARENESS MONTH FACTS:

Today is just not a good day for the wife and her lupus disease.  Her not feeling well today has even kept her from work, unable to get to her doctor’s appointment and unable to eat within the last 24 hours.  The worse part is her having at ten seizures within the last day and a half, which is way more than what she normally deals with.  Thank goodness I’m off today to monitor her and make sure that no special attention is needed.  Anything that changes for the worse we will keep you up to date.

Today’s Facts

Factors that may trigger a lupus flare include infections, ultraviolet light, stress, some medications, environment with some still unknown.

LUPUS AWARENESS MONTH FACTS:

TODAY’S FACTS

Lupus is an unpredictable, chronic autoimmune disease that ravages different parts of the body.

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People with lupus have two times the risk of developing cardiovascular disease than do people without lupus.

Hence my wife with asthma and often cardiovascular issues at random times that can’t be explained.  Some of you probably never heard of this ailment called “pleurisy”.  Pleurisy is an ailment that deals inflammation of the lung lining, which could also be contributed to her lupus disease. 

THE ADVENTURES OF D & T – This is What We Do Now?

Trailer Trash snacks
Photo Taken – September 7, 2014

Hmm…now when I saw this sitting there on the shelf, I was wondering how many people have actually purchased this item and maybe even complained?  Some people probably saw it and just took it as it is.  This just as bad as walking through Arundel Mills Mall, which isn’t too far from Ft. Meade in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, where there was a kiosk stand with the name “DEES NUTS” actually printed on the canopy.  In big letters at that!  I laughed each time I saw it and couldn’t help but share the hilariousness!  I don’t think the foreigners understood much of why the phrase was so funny and odd to see printed as a company’s name.  Amazing! What you think about the Trailer Trash picture?  Looks like normal Chex Mix, but someone wanted to change the name it appears.

Henry Scott

THROWBACK THURSDAY (HISTORY SPECIAL)

MAY 12, 1966 – 50 YEARS AGO TODAY

BUSCH MEMORIAL STADIUM

In the effort to peak the knowledge of some sports fans, how many of you actually know that today in 1966 the home of the St. Louis Cardinals, members of the National League in Major League Baseball, opened their stadium called “Busch Memorial Stadium”?  Although the stadium eventually closed down in 2005, it also played to the St. Louis Cardinals of the National Football League from 1966 to 1987.  As we all know by now that the St. Louis Cardinals, of the NFL, later became the Phoenix Cardinals, and then shortly after that they became the Arizona Cardinals, which we know them currently.

For many years the stadium had astro turf as their playing surface, but that also made the playing surface amongst the hottest to play on in both the NFL and MLB.  Anyone that has some experience playing on astro turf, it feels like you are running around on concrete and has no give whatsoever!  A single bouncing ball can seem very difficult to deal with, especially a ground ball coming at you from a powerful fastball hitter.  I can remember watching some of the Redskins versus Cardinals games that were being played in St. Louis, and as a kid observing this match up, I always wondered how come the field looked different and the endzones weren’t colorful or had the teams logos.  I often thought about the same thing when looking at the Cincinnati Bengals when they played home.  Nowadays I don’t think there is one NFL team that doesn’t have a colorful endzone design, which I think is crucial.

Although the St. Louis Cardinals, of the NFL, moved to Arizona after the 1987 season, Busch Stadium didn’t go completely unused by another NFL team, the St. Louis Rams in 1995 for only a few games before moving to Edward Jones Stadium.  Now, we are hearing that the St. Louis Rams may end up back in Los Angeles, which in the later years could be a preemptive complaint to have a team back in St. Louis, Missouri.  Only time will tell if that happens, if any of this NFL move happens.

Also, as a side note, the first Super Bowl was played after the 1966-67 NFL season, between the Green Bay Packers and the Kansas City Chiefs.  I think it would be amazing if both those teams met in Super Bowl 50, but by the time this is posted, we will already know that this has either taken place or just another wishful thinking moment.

 

LUPUS AWARENESS FACTS:

TODAY’S FACTS

Lupus is not a form of arthritis, but many people with lupus do suffer from joint and/or muscle pain

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Among people with lupus that affects the skin, poor mental health is common and has been found to be similar or worse than mental health among those with type 2 diabetes, recent heart attack, heart failure and high blood pressure.

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