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   Posted 7/7/2008 1:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Guess what you guys?  My local newspaper is doing a feature story on me and my experience with lupus and my book!  I am so humbled and excited!  You guys say a prayer that I can shed some light on this disease and the impact it has and the need for research dollars!
                                                                                                                                              God Bless You all,  Judy

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   Posted 7/7/2008 2:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Judy that's fantastic!  How exciting!  When does this happen?  I'll be saying prayers for you!
I can do anything through Jesus Christ who strengthens me. I have learned in whatever state I am in,to be content. Phillipians 4:11-13

34 years old. Diagnosed with lupus in 2000. Fibromyalgia, anti-phospholipid syndrome(APS)(stroke),Sjogren's, Raynaud's, seizure disorder-(miraclulously disappeared!), Libman Sach's Endocarditis, vasculitis, sacroiliitis, arthritis (neck) . Prednisone, Imuran, Coumadin, Clobazam, Amitriptyline, didrocal, Cozaar, calcium, Cykolokapron, multi-vitamin, vitamin D, Magnesium, vitamin B6, Acidophilus

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   Posted 7/7/2008 2:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Wooooo Hoooo . . . . prayers coming your way!!

Keep us posted!


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   Posted 7/7/2008 3:06 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm not sure of the exact date. I have to send them a copy of the book to read prior to the interview. Thanx for the prayers and well wishes. I put the wrong icon. I thought I had the thumbs up! LOL! I'm a doofus! Judy

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   Posted 7/7/2008 4:06 PM (GMT -6)   

That's wonderful. You have my prayers. I know you will do just great for the cause.


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   Posted 7/8/2008 12:30 AM (GMT -6)   



what wonderful news, I must have a copy of your book. Let me know how I can contact you to arrange something.


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   Posted 7/8/2008 7:29 AM (GMT -6)   
Judy, That is great news let us no how it went. Debbie
Asthma,Lupus,H.B.P.,Dermatomyostis,Gastrparsis,Acid Reflux   
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   Posted 7/8/2008 8:31 AM (GMT -6)   
That is fantastic!!  I'm sure you will do great!

SLE diagnosis 10/05 now changed to RA 3/06, Endometriosis 5/05, PCOS 1990
Meds: Metformin ER 1500mg (PCOS); Loestrin BCPs (Endo); Methotrexate 15mg (RA); Metanx 5mg (RA); Orencia 750mgs (RA); Lunesta 2mg (as needed); Prevacid

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   Posted 7/8/2008 10:19 AM (GMT -6)   
That's great news Judy. I'm so glad that you are helping people gain awarenes about lupus - so many people still don't know anything about it.
Diagnosis:  UCTD (lupus) 2006; Raynauds 2006; Sjogren's 2006; lupus symptoms began 2003; UC 2008; CFS 1991; Mono 1985
Meds:  Plaquenil 400mg; Prednisone 5-10mg; Tramadol 100mg 3-4x daily; Doxepin 25-50mg; Prevacid; Evoxac; Steriod Cream and Mouth Rinse for tongue and mouth ulcers; Hydrocodone 5/500 prn for severe pain; Artificial tears



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   Posted 7/8/2008 11:05 AM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations! I'm sure you will do great! People definitely need to learn more about this disease. How can I get a copy of your book to read?

Lots of Love!
Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, High Blood Pressure, Anemia, Congestive Heart Failure, Kidney Failure

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   Posted 7/8/2008 11:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you so mnuch. It is available at healingwell's bookstore, It is entitled "The Beauty Of Pain" by Judy L. Dillard
God Bless You, Judy

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   Posted 7/9/2008 10:02 AM (GMT -6)   
Congrats and best wishes to you!!!
SLE, APS, Food Allergies, Gerd, Migrains
Prilosec, zoloft, Plaquenil, asprin, predisone, Imuran, noratriplyine.

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   Posted 7/9/2008 6:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Judy, that is awesome!

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   Posted 7/9/2008 8:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations, Judy! My prayers for your continued success!
Audrey Ann
Lupus and RA and LOTS of Medications!


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   Posted 7/9/2008 9:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Congrats!!!! Very exciting news!
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