Hello again Lupus mates.
I havent posted on this site for a fair while so I thought I would let yas know how im travelling.
One of the last posts I recall doing was about aiming for weight loss and being happy that my SLE is under control. I am very happy to say that I have indeed lost a good 18 kilos all up (and am very close to my normal weight again) and I am more pleased to say my SLE remains in good nick. My no longer protein leak has been in normal range now for a good 5 or 6ish months, Lupus markers remain in-active, and im playing soccer on Tuesdays and Sundays, swimming a couple of times a week, plus going to the gym when I have free time. I try to eat alot of whole grains which are good for so many things including energy, weight loss (because it fills you up and has a ton of fibre) also a ton of nutritious pluses.
Im doing all this after about 3 years on high dose Prednisolone, Cellcept, Fluid pills....all that jazz. I was in hospital on many occasions, I went through 3 kidney biopsys, tried heaps of different meds, went through major depression, lost contact with mates, went bonkers a zillion times due to the steriods (punched a good 6 holes in my walls), ate like a crazy man, and the other 1000 agitating things that go with having a chronic disease such as Lupus.
Im typing this up to give hope to people with Lupus, to know life aint over if you put in 100% to helping yourself. Some people suggest healthy diet, relaxation, slight exercise (what you can manage) wont help Lupus become in-active. Well that is wrong, its so so easy to give up after doing high will powered things such as incredibly healthy diet, trying to relax even though you have a major problem, doing what you can to get well rested..all the good things. I tried doing these things a few times. I failed a good 15-20 times. eventually I stuck with it and kept it going for about a year and a half and now I am where I am.
A bloke 'Jason' who also has Lupus (SLE) and is in Australia like me has done all the same things as me, when it comes to freakishly good diet, finding a way tor elax and remain relatively happy, getting the exercise you can manage and his Lupus is IN-ACTIVE. And it has been so for 15 years..............he is a personal trainer...nuff said.
Theres hope for anybody in any situation.
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thank you for sharing your joy.
it is good to hear a success story, to give us hope and purpose.
i am happy for you.
glad that things going so well for you goodluck
It's encouraging to hear your example of perseverance and commitment to managing your symptoms. Thanks!
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Oh It is so good to hear how well things are going well with you! I am so happy that you stopped in to make this post. It will help so many people to know that there is a light at the end of the tunnel!
Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
Well done on all fronts and so nice to be reading a positive story on here. Very encouraging to others.
Thanks for sharing
One of the things I try to do here, is to reassure people that there is hope for a good future, and for a good life despite Lupus. Words can certainly help, but there is nothing that can match a personal success story such as yours.
Stories like yours give hope, real, tangible hope. Thank you for taking the time, and making the effort to share your story with us.
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