A Piece of Me

A Piece of Me

by Toy Deann


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The following is a series of poems written by me. The poems are based on my personal experiences and feelings. As I go through life battling this disease, I experience a broad range of emotions on a daily basis. I chose to reveal my emotions to the world not only to give you a taste of my deepest thoughts and feelings but also to reveal what others similar to me may experience while battling this illness or any illness. The life of a person with Lupus isn't easy. I've been battling with this part of my life for over 18 years now and it's all because of the complication of this illness that I experience so many complex emotions. After reading this, I hope that you not only appreciate your life a little bit more, but also appreciate the life of others surrounding you. We are not meant to travel down the same path, we are not meant to experience the same experiences, but I do believe we are meant to live on the same earth and grasp some type of meaning of life.

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ISBN-13: 9781518895579
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 11/30/2015
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.23(d)

About the Author

Hello, my name is Latoya Terry. I was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and raised there for a short period of time. I was diagnosed with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus in 1995. My life has been extremely challenging since my time as a young girl. But I've managed to make the best of it. I started expressing my thoughts in a journal when I younger. As I grew older I decided to turn my thoughts and feelings into poetry. This is one example of how I vent and how I deal with my illness. Since I can't fix the issue, I write about it. Writing has become an outlet for me. I decided to share my thoughts and feelings publicly because I'd like people to get an understanding of what my life with Lupus is like since I receive so many questions about it. Also, to motivate others who are new to lupus and are trying to find way to explain to their loved ones and also cope with this crazy disease.

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