To My Lupus Community: I’m So Glad We Had This Time Together

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by Kellie McRae |

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As a kid, I was a big Carol Burnett fan. At the end of her variety show, she would sing a song called “I’m So Glad We Had This Time Together.” When it was over, she would tug on her ear.

Today, I am tugging on my ear and writing to say farewell. In February 2016, I was diagnosed with lupus, and I was clueless about so much. I really thought I was going to overpower my illness.

Shortly after that, I was offered the opportunity to write for Lupus News Today. I have learned a lot, shared a lot, and been truly embraced by the audience here over the years. It’s only fitting that I’m saying goodbye to you all in the month of February, having grown wiser about so much when it comes to battling my own body.

I have also learned from your battles, muddled through because of your encouragement, and come to really appreciate the community here. You will surely be missed.

Although I am leaving Lupus News Today, I will still be on social media if you want to keep up with my crazy life with lupus. I talk about my life abroad with lupus on my YouTube channel, and often share my art projects on my Instagram.

I hope that you will continue to be a part of my community by visiting me in those places. The community I have come to know over the past five years at Lupus News Today has been nothing short of wonderful.

Everyone I’ve worked with has been wonderful, and I will miss them all. I am so happy I was offered a way to share my highs and lows in a truly supportive environment. As I move on, it is with a light heart and happy thoughts. Thank you for reading and commenting over the years.

I wish you all peace, love, high energy, and low pain. Farewell, my friends.


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