Drawings by patients with lupus…

 

A comment  received on the post “Drawing as a diagnostic tool in lupus patients” expressed interest in seeing some drawings created by lupus patients who participated in the research study (by Katarzyna Nowicka-Sauer).  Below is the reader’s comment:

“It would be interesting to see some of the drawings by the lupus patients! It would take me a bit to figure out how to draw my illness!!! Interesting concept really.”

In response to the comment, below are 3 drawings and their stories taken from the research article (1)…

lupus pt drawing 1

“My illness had…still has…many faces: In the beginning I used to cry a lot, I was young and my appearance was the most important thing.  I was angry, sad…These teeth represent the horrible pain I used to suffer.  Now I accept my disease… Nevertheless, sometimes these stages come back.” (JJ, 44)

lupus pt drawing 2

“Lupus has attached many parts of my body.  Sometimes it’s hard to bear it, especially during flares… It’s also a fear: What will happen next?” (BG, 50)

lupus pt drawing 3

“My illness is like a monster which sometimes bites, but it still has “human shape’ because I hope it will be ‘humane’ for me.”  (CR, 52)

 

 

 

 According to the researcher, ‘drawing is an unconventional task that makes the patients think about their disease in a different way, far from medical view.  It makes them concentrate on ‘feeling’ and ‘experiencing’ the disease … Although we are used to verbalizing our thoughts and feelings, sometimes, it can be easier to express them in the visual way…”

Note: email me if you want the bibliography.

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