Thanks everyone for your kind and supportive words. I am very happy to have found this site and to become part of your online community
to some of us, we have become a cyber family.
we are all ages, and from many countries.
welcome to our family.
being diagnosed is not a death sentence. it used to be, but with todays medications it is not usually.
i have had lupus for over 30 years, only diagnosed for about 3.
today my lupus is controlled "very well" by my medication.
i have other health issues that are a problem, but my lupus is good.
if i stop my meds, things will go downhill fast.