Diagnosed at 26

What do you want others to know about lupus?

Lupus really is the great imitator. I may look fairly healthy but there are times I just want to stay in bed and not move. In fact, there are days I've had no choice but to do just that.

Why is lupus a cruel mystery to you?

Lupus has affected my entire family. It robbed me of special time with my children when they were little because of the pain I was in. It has made me see myself in ways that I never knew before. Lupus has caused many medical problems for me, but somehow I find the strength to move forward each day.

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