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.
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