It just seems as if it is one thing after another....poor thing. Now you talk about your cysts that need to be removed and you say you researched and found that cysts occur with SLE?? Now, this is good news (well, not for those who suffer from it. But it explains a lot for me..My mother got cysts chronically: on her cheeks, by her ears, under her breasts, under her arms. Like you said, each removal was an outpatient surgery because all of the sacs had to also be removed. No, knowing that Cysts can occur with SLE, and knowing that genetics are inolved with SLE, it is quite possible that my mother was suffering from SLE or some other auto-immune disorder and just did not know it, or hr doctors did not believe that Lupus was a disease at that tine!
I am glad that your doctors recognize yours, that they are going to remove them properly and hopefully you will be free of this for a very, very long time!
Peace and Blessings
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