Sunday, October 3, 2004

LUPIE - Learning to be more sensitive to others' needs

Good morning Everyone!
HAPPY LUPUS AWARENESS MONTH!
Just a short note today.
I received some correspondence from some readers who are concerned about the use of the word "lupie".
I had not thought about the impact of that term on people who may feel that I am minimizing their suffering.
I would never do such intentionally and I sincerely apologize to anyone who felt hurt by that word.
The term "lupie" is a word used by many in my lupus support network as a sign of friendship and camaraderie. So I was using the term as a sign of friendliness and acceptance.
That being said, I will make every effort to be sensitive to the reading audience here.
I will be re-working all journal entries so that the writing more accurately reflects the seriousness of the topic.
Don't worry...
my sense of humor won't vanish! 
 I can only be myself.







2 comments:

klconard1 said...

Loretta dear, I realize that some do not like the term lupie, but I hope all who read your journal do understand that you do not use it as a term of disrespect.
And it's certainly shorter and less awkward-sounding than'lupus sufferer'.
My sweet sister of the heart, I hope you are having a good day!
loving you
karyl

phantasiadream said...

Hi, I don't have Lupus nor know anyone personally who has it. But I wanted to Thank You for some very informative entries. I learned a lot from reading your journal.

Thank You
Tasia