Diagnosed at 40

What do you want others to know about lupus?

I want other to know that people can have a silent illness. Just because someone looks fine does not mean they are. Every person is different. Every person feels pain and hurt in a different manner. Respect and learn from every person you meet. Every person has something to offer the world.

Why is lupus a cruel mystery to you?

I try not to let lupus rule my life. Im one of those people who no matter how bad I feel, I try not to let others know it. A lot of things that shaped my life though has been caused by my lupus. I had two miscarriages in my 30 that unknow to me were caused by my lupus. They caused a complete mental breakdown that destroyed my marriage and nearly destroyed my life. I am just now coming to terms with this.

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