Lupus in the House!

I love the show “House.” Okay, fine, I love Hugh Laurie.  The guy is freaking brilliant.

Tonight, while watching the newest episode, I couldn’t help but smile when House’s team of doctors threw SLE (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus) into the cauldron of potential diagnoses.  Lupus is mentioned constantly, most often one of the first diseases put on the table. Tonight, when lupus was the assumed culprit in a patient’s ailing condition, pumping her full of prednisone was the immediate solution.  Oh, Evil P, I thought, why do you have to be sooo effective in bringing lupus patients back from the brink of organ melt-down? You suck so much, but you do such a good job.  Doctors can’t help but be seduced by your quick fix… even on t.v!

Back in the real world, I take my last dose of Evil P on Thursday!  In just two days, the prednisone purge begins after over a year and a half of Evil P toxicity.  The “quick fix” is over.  Let’s see if “long-term awesomeness” is in my body’s vocabulary.

Speaking of awesomeness, did I mention I love Hugh Laurie?  I found this funny, little montage of lupus mentions on “House.”  Enjoy!!

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5 thoughts on “Lupus in the House!

  1. I love Hugh Laurie too! I think of you often at school because lupus really does end up on a lot of lists of potential diseases. Whenever we’re doing one of our mock cases, we’ll come up with a list of the most likely things it could be, and then someone always adds “…and it could always be lupus!” So, for all of House’s departures from reality, that’s one thing they got right. :)

    Congrats on getting rid of the Evil P!

    • That’s awesome. :) That does make sense, of course, since lupus is the “great imitator” of so many diseases. Tricky devil. Thanks for the congrats. I’m super happy to be off of it! Sending you love and wishing you the best in your med studies.

    • Hi! Thanks for reading! I love that you call yourself “lupus adventurer.” I’ve added your blog to the blogroll on my site, so that fellow lupies can read about your story. :)

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