The Week in Review

What I’ve Written Sunday: It’s A Long Way It’s a long way from a lupus flare to “normal”. Monday: Disposal Got a body you want to get rid of unofficially? Your friendly neighbourhood funeral director can help. Tuesday: She Said, He Said A short story from two points of view. Wednesday: Mushrooms Poem recalling the…… Continue reading The Week in Review

It’s a Long Way

It’s a Long Way blog post by Iris Carden In the 20th Century (it’s still weird to write that as the past), AC/DC shared their philosophy: “It’s a long way to the top if you wanna rock’n’roll.” I’m sure they’re probably right. I wouldn’t know. I haven’t tried being in a rock band. But I…… Continue reading It’s a Long Way

Sneaky Flare

Sneaky Flare blog post by Iris Carden There’s different kinds of lupus flares. There’s the kind that hits you out of nowhere – hits you with sudden pain, exhaustion, sore joints, rashes, headaches, anything else you can think of. There’s the kind that builds up slowly. You’re fine one day, the next a bit of…… Continue reading Sneaky Flare

Week in Review

What I’ve written this week Sunday: Methotrexate and Healing People with lupus used to be told wounds wouldn’t heal if we took methotrexate. Recent research has changed that advice. Monday: In My Head A slightly disturbing little horror story. Tuesday: Home A woman returns to a place from her past, and makes a decision. Wednesday:…… Continue reading Week in Review

The Week in Review

What I’ve written this week Sunday: Fatigue Any extra activity leaves me exhausted. Some things are worth the consequences. Monday: Beast A little cottage and a small hobby farm seems like a lovely retirement. It’s a pity about that large predator that comes down from the mountains at night. Tuesday: Tentacles In a post climate-change…… Continue reading The Week in Review


Fatigue Blog post by Iris Carden I’m exhausted at the moment. Cold weather has been making my joints hurt more than usual. I had my grandchild for most of the week, which made me tired. That makes anyone tired. But add the tiredness of an active child, to the fatigue and pain of lupus, and…… Continue reading Fatigue