“You’re going to need someone around to help when you are old and stuck in your hydraulic bed” was one of the first things my soon-to-be husband said to me before we were dating and he was trying to get close to me. At first, I thought it was really funny and quite cute, but then I realized this could be a real thing in my life, and the fact that he wanted to be there to help me really hit me hard.
Having lupus was something I denied for a long time after my diagnosis. I was 21 and refused to believe I was going to be chronically ill for the rest of my life. I avoided taking my prescriptions and let the disease eventually take over. After many trips to the emergency room, I finally accepted the fact that I have lupus and decided I was not going to let it control my life. I was going to fight ...Continue Reading →