Welcome to WHL.
You are an inspiration to alot of our younger, just diagnosed members, because you have had lupus for 50 years and you are still going strong.
BTW, I am one of those more mature members, our slightly younger Steve is talking about, I am 56.
I am glad, that your kidney transplant was succesful.
About the cholesterol, I don't know, mine is always very good, even though, I eat all the "bad" foods. My friend eats everything, no fat, low fat, very little meat, no salt, bla, bla, bla and hers is high. She has tried the meds for a year and didn't see any result,but alot of side effects. So she decided to stop, because she feels, that this is just a big hype from the Pharma industry anyway.
Of course you need to listen to your doctor and then make a decision for yourself.
I am glad, that you have joined WHL.
I may have been dealt a bad hand, but at least I'm still playing with a full deck. ( most of the time anyway).