Thursday, May 10, 2012

World Lupus Day 2012

Today, May 10th is World Lupus Day. Lupus, or SLE is a chronic condition where the immune system attacks the body and can cause a multitude of complaints. It can be very severe and in some cases life threatening. Being a chronic illness there is no cure, however, with drugs a patient can control the disease and in many cases lead a normal life.
So today is World Lupus "awareness" Day, please take five minutes to look at a couple of these internet sites and become familiar with the disease.

This morning whilst out and about looking for colour inspiration I came across these images of Butterflies. A butterfly is widely recognised as the symbol associated with Lupus, as some patients have a characteristic rash on the face which can sometimes resemble a butterfly. So look closely at my images and give a thought to the many who suffer through Lupus.