10 of our favorite quotes from Fabulupus
On friendship: “Friends are only good if they are there for you throughout both good times and bad, and provide you with what you need at different times of your life. Although it is challenging to accept that you may have outgrown a friendship, it is always better to be surrounded by a few really supportive individuals than a ton of people who couldn’t care less about your health and happiness!”
On romance: “if you have lupus and you want a relationship, you will have to figure out how best to combine the two, and it all starts with being totally honest, both with yourself and with your partner.”
On having a voice: “…the most important skill to learn and implement is to say “No” and to be willing to acknowledge when you are becoming overloaded before your health becomes affected”
On appearance: “You don’t need to hide yourself; you should continue to do the things you love! Do things that make you feel good! You will always be beautiful, no matter how your lupus changes your body. Always remember that”
On social life: “Take a deep breath, think of something positive, relax, and don’t feel bad if you can’t make it to every single party. You will get better, and you will get many chances to be the social butterfly that you are.”
On goals: “Accomplishing goals on a regular basis will make you feel stronger, and give you the sense that you can conquer anything that comes your way, such as that next lupus flare-up.”
On exercise: “Exercise is crucial to your mental and physical health, so dedicate some time to improving yourself, and protect that time from other commitments.”
On relaxation: “It’s important to incorporate some leisure time into your life when you have lupus, because it gives you a much-needed break from constantly worrying about your illness.”
On the future: “No matter what your future goals are, don’t let lupus stop you!”
On living life to the fullest: “your life doesn’t have to be less cool, or less interesting, or less fun now that you have lupus. You can still have a fabulous and exciting life, and do all the things you want to do.”
Being young and adjusting to life with lupus is hard to go through alone, but reading a book by someone who has been in your shoes can help. Fabulupus is the latest book to receive the Lupus Foundation of America seal of approval. Written by Jessica Kundapur and Jodie Nimigon-Young, the book is a guide to living well and managing the disease as a young adult with lupus.
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