My name is Shaista. I write a blog at http://shaistatayabali.blogspot.com
The title of the blog is Lupus in Flight, which is always my intention and my hope - to somehow find the wings to fly beyond these seemingly limited skies. Hoping to find friends and advocates here, for a better future.
I was diagnosed with SLE in 1997 and have since acquired acute steroid induced glaucoma, retinal and peripheral vasculitis, necrotizing lymphadenitis, pleural and pericardial effusions, lymphadenopathy... after several tried and failed treatments, involving steroids and chemo, I am now advocating for the combination therapy of Rituximab and Intravenous Immunoglobulins. Really interested in meeting others on similar journeys. Or just happy to make friends