Yes, welcome to WHL.
You have been through alot and it must have been especially hard, while you were in a different country.
Kim is right, it does take us lupies alot longer to recover from a plain old flu or cold, than it takes non lupies, I was very ill with the flu for over two weeks and my husband was fine after three days. On top of that, it pushed me right into a flare, which is still going on now.
You said you want to talk to people that understand, well you have found them, all of us here understand completely.
We all have our good days, bad days and horrible days.
I know what you mean about people not understanding, we all know those people, but I get why they don't get it, because they can't. First of all, this is a very un known illness, secondly, we LOOK healthy, therefore it is hard to understand, what we are going through on a daily basis. I have given up on explaining it to people, who are not important to me.
I hope the doctor can find the right treatment for you.
I may have been dealt a bad hand, but at least I'm still playing with a full deck. ( most of the time anyway).