Luck Fupus

A lupus blog…

About MarlaJan

Hi There.
I’m MarlaJan


That’s me on the left.
I’m the Grand Master over here at Luck Fupus. I’m in my mid-early-thirties, although sometimes I still feel the 90’s were only ten years ago. I’m a wife, a daughter, sister, aunt, friend, Leo to a T, pediatric cardiac ICU nurse, part-time super hero, and blogger extraordinaire. I’m a lover of music, coffee, beer, laughter, ice hockey (Let’s Go Flyers!), Philadelphia, football, books, farts, the (south!) Jersey shore, beer, Steel Panther, Dippin’ Dots (it’s been the ice cream of the future for almost 20 years), and the movies Mannequin, Full Metal Jacket, Major League II, and That Thing You Do!


Due to a heart defect, life was a little touch and go for awhile…


But I’m a stubborn sonofabitch, and proved my doctors wrong!


I am one lucky girl as I have the most amazing friends!


I’ve sung on the same stage as Sara Bareilles & Bruce Springsteen: World Cafe Live in Philadelphia
(not on the same day)


And got my groove on with the Philly Phanatic.
Best. Day. Ever.

I became a nurse and went to work at the very same hospital that saved my life more times than I can count!





 That’s my big sister Brie; she’s my best friend.
You have no marbles!!


In 2008, I married this guy!


Soon after, we had this house built, and now we live here!


Meet our two kitties!
Princess Matzo Ball Honey Boo Boo Child (left) and Linkovitch Cringer Chomofsky (right)


 We like to entertain!


One night, when all our hard work was starting to pay off, I went to bed and woke up like this…
And six months later, I was diagnosed with the autoimmune disease,


My blog revolves around my life as I deal with the day-to-day and long-term struggles of living with a chronic illness. Every part of my life has changed due to lupus, and some days I don’t know which end is up. Things didn’t turn out quite like I planned (do they ever?), but, I always make the best of what I’ve been handed, and get by with honesty, sarcasm, sadness, a Princess of Power mentality, bad words, and most importantly, laughter.
Follow along as I tell my sometimes messy, hilariously funny, always real and never sugar coated, tales of this lupus life.
In the wise words of Matthew Wilder…
“Oh no, I’ve got to keep on moving!”

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