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Myricle’s Story (Lupus)

Purple Lupus RibbonI was diagnosed with Lupus at age 12 in 1990. That was so long ago and neither me nor my family had ever heard of it. I was a very active child and all of a sudden I would get very fatigued and had not even done very much. My joints started aching everyday
and my ankles, knuckles, and forehead were swelling. I went to the hospital and they didn’t know what was goin on. They knew it was kidney related because of the swelling. I was transferred to a children’s hospital for further testing and a kidney biopsy! I was so scared – I had NEVER been sick. When the results came back the Dr. informed me and my mom that I had Lupus. I turned to my mom and asked “Am I going to die?” She said, “No baby, you’re NOT gonna die” and those were the words that kept me going.

I’m 32 now and going strong!

Submitted 9-14-10

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

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