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Cindy’s Fight Like a Girl Story (Lupus)

Fibromyalgia / CFS Power StoryIn March 2012, I was diagnosed with Lupus.

I had been sick for over a month with a fever, achy joints, and  a rash all over my body. So I went to the emergency room. The hospital staff said I was going to stay for a couple of days. At the end of the third day, doctors came in and told me that they had found I had lupus.

I actually shut down and was depressed for a couple of days. Not knowing what exactly ‘Lupus’ was, I did what anyone would have done, I searched the internet. Then I found  I had all of the symptoms. Now here I am with this disease and I try to explain to my family what I go through day by day. My sister in law, Maria, has been my biggest support. She had cancer so she can relate to my illness.

I’m still fighting with myself about this and I get depressed and mad, and I ask ‘why me?’. I’m glad I have found this Fight Like a Girl support and info. Thank you.

Cindy A
Submitted 04-09-2012

The informational content of this article is intended to convey a personal experience and, because every person’s experience is unique, should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional healthcare advice.

This article is intended to convey general educational information and should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional healthcare advice.


  1. Cecelia Aguirre

    Hey Cindy,
    My story was just posted on the website too. I was diagnosed when I was 19yrs old and also asked the same questions, “Why?” I’m sorry to hear about your struggles, but just know that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. You will obviously have your ups and downs with this disease, but as long as you take care of yourself you will live a long and healthy life. Keep fighting and know that you are not alone in this fight. I continue to fight everyday and trust in the Lord to get me through. He will never give you more then you can handle! God Bless you and if you ever need to talk, let me know!!

  2. Jennifer Mejia

    Hello Cindy,
    Lift you head sweetie i am 37 years old and was diagnosed in 2008 with Lupus. I have my ups and downs and know it can be challenging. I have four kids all teenagers and two grandkids. They all keep me going and that is my motivation to get out of bed on those bad flare up days. I will tell you though i have notice a change now that i am eating clean and working out at my own pace. I do struggle with joint pain when i have pushed my workout challenges to extreme all i do is rest it up and get back on the wagon. Don’t let it get the best of you cause i was there once and was put on all kinds of meds. We have a lifelong fight but we will fight like girls and overcome. God bless you and fight girl.

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