What do you want others to know about lupus?

A lupus diagnosis puts priorities into perspective in terms of not letting your life pass you by. Though restricted in career choices or recreational activities, you learn pretty quick that it is the little things that count.

Why is lupus a cruel mystery to you?

Lupus flairs can pull one down pretty quick. Two steps forward, one step back whenever life's plans seem to be taking an upswing. It is easy to be angry at the world for missed opportunities and setbacks. It is easy to have the "life sucks because it is so unfair" attitude. It is very important to have a spiritual support system, a foundation in something. Strength comes with feeling connected to the world, to life through friends, pets, plants and books.

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