BBC journalist Jam Prescod shares five things she’s learnt about laziness through living with lupus.
Lucy Pasha-Robinson chats with BBC journalist and invisible illness activist Jam Prescod, who lives with Lupus. In this episode, we’re talking about pain: how radical it is to vocalise your pain as a Black woman; the legacy of not being believed when living with pain, and the emotional pain of adjusting to chronic illness – and all the lifestyle changes that can bring. We talk about what it means to be the perfect patient, and how to advocate for yourself in the doctor’s office – even if your consultant is kind of intimidating.
After President Trump touted hydroxychloroquine as a possible treatment for the coronavirus, there’s been a shortage of the live-saving medication.
Like it or not, celebrities have power. More power and influence than most of us can ever dream of. They're also under increasing public scrutiny. It's therefore important that they're honest with us when they can't run at 100%, not only because it makes their audience more accepting, but also because it increases awareness about the plethora of health problems out there.
'I found out I needed to get a kidney transplant due to my lupus.'
Selena Gomez has opened up about receiving a kidney transplant from her friend Francia Raisa, after battling lupus. The singer
'I had everything and I was absolutely broken inside.'
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'The effects of lupus on organs such as the kidneys can make it life-threatening.'
'According to doctor Google, I was going to die within 10-15 years.'