chris oden
Diagnosed at 38

What do you want others to know about lupus?

Lupus is a loss. I might smile, look ok. Underneath my body hurts, my joints ache. My memory is shot at times, and then I feel ok. It’s a minute by minute illness. Each morning you wake up to a trial of something is going on in your body that is making you just not feel correct, a little weak, a little tired, forgetful, not able to show up to functions on ti...

Why is lupus a cruel mystery to you?

Relationship, work, College, to complete my second degree. Sometimes I can't use my voice to sing because of the infections I get in my throat, and that is a huge impact in my life!

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