As I’m thinking of ideas to blog about, it occurred to me to talk about some of the topics I find myself discussing with friends and family. Most people have heard of lupus but many don’t really know how life-altering it is. I sure didn’t.
When I was diagnosed nearly three years ago, I knew very little about lupus. I knew it’s an autoimmune disease meaning that my body is basically attacking itself. I knew of people who got really sick and I’d heard of the fatalities. Beyond that, I didn’t know much more, so I found myself entrenched in research to understand it.
I can recite a lot of facts and statistics, and while that’s good to know, people are curious about what it’s like having lupus on a day-to-day basis and how it impacts my life. My answer to that is: it impacts every single aspect of life – physical, emotional, spiritual, financial, social. Everything. Having lupus informs ...Continue Reading →