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Meies Matz
Diagnosed at 26
Lupus does NOT define me! Rather the love of family & friends, these stars of hope etched onto my soul for eternity who help me to navigate my way & take on the wor...
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Tammy
Diagnosed at 52
lupus is not for the weak..the ups and downs.the pain you see when you look into your children's faces are you ok? the treatment is almost as bad as the cruel disea...
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Meies
Diagnosed at 26
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Kathryn
Diagnosed at 25
This is a baffling disease for those who have it and those who watch it. It looks different for every individual who has to deal with its effects daily. It can caus...
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Emily
Diagnosed at 9
Lupus is a disease that affects us, our family and friends. It's just a neighboring relative to cancer. And yes it impacts our lives and it brings new meanings. So ...
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Jennifer
Diagnosed at 22
Its very upsetting trying to make people understand you can feel great one day and do many things and then the very next day can't hardly get out of bed. People dis...
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Amy
Diagnosed at 28
Lupus can be an invisible disease. Just because somebody doesn't look sick, doesn't mean they aren't suffering.
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Tami
Diagnosed at 36
Lupus almost destroyed my life. I have had to learn to live with it. One day can be so good, and the next be so painful. I feel so young to deal with it. I was emba...
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Teresa
Diagnosed at 27
Lupus is real, Just because you cant see it doesnt mean it isnt real. Dont think some one who has Lupus is lazy. They want to do normal things from cleaning house a...
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Misty
Supporter
It's a horrible disease that can be devastating to those that have to live with it.
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Chrissie
Diagnosed at 28
Just because I can ride a bike 6 miles one day doesn't mean I can do it the very next. Lupus makes it hard to have a "normal" life. Some days you are fine, some day...
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ruthannd
Supporter
My level of lupus involvement is such that it is a constant annoyance but nothing more dramatic -- aches, pains, digestive track upsets, lupus lesions, etc. Thankfu...
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Teresa
Diagnosed at 44
I think having the best doctors is number one--I had a good reumatologist when I was first diagnosed with Lupus--but after 7 years I started having more issues and ...
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Beadwright
Supporter
The people I meet are understanding and curious about lupus. What I want the medical profession to know is that when a women comes in to their office with strange s...
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smgpisces
Supporter
Lupus attack my mother's IGA (upper respitory system)one of the six immune systems in the body. She passed away from complications of Lupus in November 2002, I was...
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Xaja
Diagnosed at 51
I have had the most time dealing with the pain from Lupus. I miss the days when I could walk, get out of the house, and be an active part of society. Most of my f...
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Heather
Diagnosed at 27
Lupus is an invisible disease, meaning a person's outward appearance may not accurately show what is going on inside. Lupus can attack any organ at anytime. There i...
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leannabeth
Diagnosed at 26
A lupus journey is full of ups and downs, it's one big rollercoaster in the dark.
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Ashtan
Diagnosed at 22
Lupus is hard to understand, if you know two people with Lupus it doesn't mean either of them will have anything in common. I think people like to generalize things...
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Sis
Diagnosed at 16
Just because you are ok one minute doesnt mean the next minute you are not sicker then a dog Lupus is a disease that is unpredictable and can reak havic on your bod...
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shellymig
Diagnosed at 23
We might not look sick or even feel sick at the moment but great care is taken in order to stay that way. Not a day goes by that I can forget that I have Lupus and ...
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Paige
Supporter
I'm from Singapore and living with lupus haven't been easy. We have great medical support here but there's always so much the doctor and medication can do. Lupus is...
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Mary B
Diagnosed at 49
I was diagnosed June of '10. I have suffered chronic pain and fatigue for years. I always worked hard, 2 and 3 jobs at a time to support my sons. But my body just c...
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Paula
Supporter
It's not what you think it is, and it can happen to anyone at anytime.
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Halvsberd
Diagnosed at 28
Lupus isnt a death sentence. It isn't the worst thing ever. Learning I had lupus gave me a whole bunch of solutions, it didn't make things worse, it helped make t...
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LVNGWSLE
Diagnosed at 22
Anyone can have Lupus and some people have it bad and others, like me, have it pretty much under control. Even though it effects many people differently, we should...
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Pixie
Diagnosed at 33
I'd like others to know that Lupus is not an automatic death sentence & it does not define who a person is. I have Lupus, Lupus does not have me. Also, Lupus af...
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leslie32
Diagnosed at 30
You are not alone with this disease. We may look fine on the outside but there is more to it on the inside. The only way to get through it is to reach out and talk ...
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Janie84
Diagnosed at 24
Eventhough I don't always looks sick doesn't mean that I am not feeling sick. Autoimmune diseases have a way of making people appear just fine when they may feel th...
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