My name is Tammy Sue and I'm from the gorgeous Pacific Northwest. I'm a very young 50 year old woman with hopes and dreams that have been stomped on by this horrible illness. My first step is establishing relationships with my doctors and reading all the "beneficial" books I can on Lupus. What can you suggest to me? I'm somewhat of an information junkie so reading is a pleasure that I can still do as it involves resting and blankets and pillows!

I love doing art, decorating my home, taking care of my family, and doing anything creative. These pastimes have taken a backseat lately and now that I have a diagnosis I'm hoping that in time I'll be back to sharing my talent with others.

I just wanted to say hello and I hope to meet some new friends here.