Howdy, I’m Joandrea


Hello, I’m Joandrea.

In 2008 I was diagnosed with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (or just lupusand I have been in and out of the hospital until May 2015.

On the first day of January 2009, I suddenly could not urinate. A day after that, while I was confined in Paranaque Doctors Hospital, my legs became very weak and I could neither stand nor walk. A week after, I was diagnosed with Transverse Myelitis (spinal inflammation) as a result of lupus. I was paralysed from the waist down from 2009 to early 2010.

Through the battles I have gone through, I am very fortunate to have a supportive family and a group of friends who were with me during my journey to wellness. The support of some key people in my life led to the transformation of both my beliefs and actions. Undergoing this process allowed me to remove all my medication in December 2015.

June 2016, just a few weeks after my 29th birthday, my Rheumatologist has cleared me of all lupus indicators.

This blog is my personal passion project. I seek to tell inspiring stories, actionable strategies, and mental practices that will help others realise their potential–whether it is for healing or personal growth.


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