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SanJose Rob
04-29-2012, 09:57 PM
Hi All,

The last time I posted here was in December of 2006. It has been a while so I am re-introducing myself.

I am a 45 y.o. male who lives near San Jose, California. I was diagnosed with Lupus just shy of my 40th birthday after suddenly becoming very ill. I was then hospitalized after a botched kidney biopsy. After recovering from the biopsy and chemo I have been living a pretty normal life with just occasional aches and pains. The lupus is in remission. I am currently on Cellcept and Plaquenil.

I decided to come back to the forum because I need a place to talk to others about their experiences. My kidney doctor is awesome but my PCP and Rheumatologist aren't very helpful. I have had some medical issues lately and it would be nice to chat with others about their experiences with this disease.

Thanks!
Rob

kim,l
04-29-2012, 11:29 PM
hello and welcome back to whl family i am 47 yr old female from australia i have sle and am on plaquenil , prednisone, and mexotrexate. please feel free to look around at our recent postings we are here to support you and if you have any questions please feel free to let us know or just want to vent in lauri lounge we are here to listen we also have our chatroom now and since we are all on different timezones you can usually one of on the chat sight again welcome look forward to chatting to you rob hugs kim

steve.b
04-30-2012, 02:53 AM
hi rob, and welcome.
there is quite a few males on here, so you are not alone.
please read a little about me on my profile page.

please read a few of our older threads,
they are our personal experiences with lupus.

magistramarla
04-30-2012, 12:27 PM
Hi Rob,
As I mentioned on your other thread, I live in the Monterey area, so I'm in the same time zone.
Welcome back! I hope that we are able to answer some questions for you.
I've also had problems finding a decent Rheumy and PCP in this area. Have you tried UCSF or Stanford?
If you can get a referral, I think there are some good ones there.
Hugs,
Marla

SleepyInSeattle
04-30-2012, 02:19 PM
HI there! Another west-coaster (USA) here - yeay for Pacific time zone! :-)

Sorry you are having difficulties, but welcome back....I hope you can find comfort here!

Saysusie
05-03-2012, 11:54 PM
Hello and Welcome Back Rob' I am glad that you are not suffering a great deal from your symptoms. I am glad that you are back and extremely happy to hear that your Lupus is in remission. I hope that it remains that way for a very, very long time.
I am looking forward to getting re-acquainted with you..weclome back!

Peace and Blessings
Saysusie

BonusMom
05-04-2012, 05:29 AM
Welcome back, Rob!

I'm also a close neighbor of yours. In fact, Marla and I met when we attended a Sjogren's conference in SF a couple years ago (maybe it was three? Time flies!)

Glad that you're not having too many health issues, but bad doctors seem to be systemic.