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mjonespalomino
02-10-2012, 06:02 PM
Hey all, my name is Maddie and I was diagnosed January 24th (my birthday, unfortunately) with stage 4 lupus nefritus via kidney biopsy. I'm 17 and a junior in high school, I'm still adjusting to the fact I have lupus but I'm very excited to talk to others with lupus and learn how you cope day in and day out.

steve.b
02-11-2012, 07:28 PM
hi maddie and welcome.

there is quite a few other younger member son here.
some of them will be along latter to say hi.
i was feeling the effects of lupus at your age, but not diagnosed until about 46.
i am now 50.

welcome to a new buch of friends who do understand your frustration.

magistramarla
02-11-2012, 08:46 PM
Hi Maddie,
Welcome to WHL. Feel free to read through the threads and post questions.
There is usually someone hanging around to answer them.
Hugs,
Marla

tgal
02-12-2012, 10:06 AM
Hi and welcome to WHL! Sorry about the diagnosis but glad you found us. Please feel free to ask any questions that you have. We may not all have the answers but at one of us will be able to help!

Leahc
04-10-2012, 01:44 PM
Maddie- My 14 yr. old son was diagnosed with the same thing. Lupus nephritis with kidney disease. He's doing much better. Kidney's work at about 50%. Still doing some fine tuning with the blood pressures though. He's been thru A LOT!! One tough cookie thats for sure. All this with not many complaints from him. Just wants to be "normal".