I was reading the news at the Lupus Foundation’s website and saw an article for the upcoming Lupus Walk 08. Check out the link, if you can make it, it is so worth it!!
In my first year and a half of being sick I was led to believe that I had Lupus. When I read that sentence back I see that I sound angry. I’m not. It was just so hard to think that you have something each day only to learn one day that you probably don’t. With autoimmunity, it’s really hard to pin down a definite diagnosis. Most people it takes years to get one, and usually people have more than one autoimmune disease. My last labs came back with my first positive RA factor, so now my rheumatologist is leaning towards Rheumatoid Arthritis as my primary disease. I also have palindromic rheumatism, dermatomyositis, and peripheral neuropathy.
I consider myself to be a huge advocate for Lupus and I always will be. I’m a lupie at heart 🙂 I’m an e-advocate, which basically means writing to our senators and congressmen on behalf of the people. I receive alot of updates all the time which I am going to be passing on here. If we can find a cure for Lupus, we can find a cure for all other autoimmune diseases!!!
Each second Wednesday of the month there is a live Lupus Chat at lupus.org. This week’s chat is going to be on Staying Healthy in the New Year. You should check it out. They are a chance to ask the experts anything you wish pertaining to the disease. (for free, take advantage of that!) Here is the link.