Vickey
Diagnosed at 32

What do you want others to know about lupus?

We need more awareness about this disease. Many people are unaware of how debilitating it can be. I was diagnosed 16 yrs ago, I had two young children and was working full time. I thank God my doctors are so wonderful and because they take good care of me I am still able to work full time. I am a strong person and intend to live life to the fullest.

Why is lupus a cruel mystery to you?

Lupus knows no boundaries. It affects young, old, men and women. The biggest mystery is where does it come from, why does this happen? For me, that was the most difficult thing to accept. When I was diagnosed I asked Why did I get this? Why ME?!!! No one in my family has it! So why should I have this awful disease when I am just starting my life with my husband and children. I hope that one day the "Mystery of Lupus" will be solved.

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