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01-24-2009, 10:05 AM
I am a 67 year old female diagnosed with SLE 39 years ago. Lupus forced me to retire my profession(Registered Nurse). I have studied lupus extensively over the years mainly fory own survival. I enjoy gardening,(flowers of all descriptions), and sharing my survival stories with other lupus women, in the hopes it will help, and encourage a newly diagnosed LE person.I have survived several strokes associated with Lupus, not to say that all lupud persons will end up with cerebral strokes like I did. One thing I have learned is that Lupus affects us all in different ways. We all need to learn to listen to our bodies, and work with our individual symptoms.
01-24-2009, 11:02 AM
Hello Preshad :lol:
Welcome to our family. I know that your experience and research will be a great help to many here on WeHaveLupus. I am glad that you found us and that you decided to become a member of our family.
Is your lupus currently active and are you taking medications? You will find that there is always someone here who understands what you are dealing with and who is more than willing to also offer comfort, information, and support!
Peace and Blessings
01-24-2009, 12:48 PM
Welcome to the site. My name is Kathy and I have SLE Lupus and have had it for some 45 years, but did not get diagnosed until I was 36. I just want to welcome you to the site.
01-24-2009, 05:29 PM
Thank you Kathy for your welcome. We have to help each other with this disease. It can cause so many problems. I have only touched on a few of the medical things that have happened to me over the past 39 years, but I don't want to over whelm anyone. Just know, through it all, I am coping. You can too. Learn everything you can findout about lupus. Knowledge makes it easier to cope with it
01-25-2009, 04:42 AM
Just to say hello and welcome :)
I'm Rob, I'm 40 and I was diagnosed with SLE five years ago. I just wanted to say hello, and welcome you to our group. Make yourself at home!
01-25-2009, 12:21 PM
just want to say hi and welcome. I am 56 and just recently diagnosed after many years of searching for answers. I also have fibromyalgia so i sometimes can't tell the difference between the flares. one seems to trigger the other.
anyway, welcome, and i look forward to your input.
share a smile today,
01-28-2009, 03:20 PM
Just wanted to add my welcome to the bunch. :D
Wow! 39 years with Lupus. That's an encouragement to us all not to give up the fight. I'm looking forward to your contributions.
I, too, am a fellow gardener and flower lover. It's my greatest stress reliever. I can't wait till Spring so I can get my hands in the soil and surround myself with beauty. My absolute joy is planting flowers that attract the hummingbirds and butterflies.
I've had Lupus for 26 years, diagnosed in my teens.
Thank you for sharing..........
01-28-2009, 03:25 PM
Hello and welcome to the group. I am a 43 yr old Male diagnosed with lupus, FM, and myocitis 2 yrs ago. There are a lot of good people here with a wealth of knowledge.