7 Empowerment Tips From a 'Professional Patient'

October 10, 2014 1:36 AM

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7 Empowerment Tips From a 'Professional Patient'

I have been labeled a "professional patient" before by friends and family. "PP" for short. Inappropriate humor fans, have at it. While this mostly accurate term is not the initial impression I want people to have, if the shoe fits.

Like it or not, the "PP" title has followed me for 13 years now. You may be asking how or why it was bestowed upon me. The short version? I have a pesky and mysterious autoimmune disease called Lupus. The long version? Well, it seems I also have nine lives. While walking to my car years ago, a drunk...

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