Hello, my name is Christine. I was diagnosed with SLE Lupus in 2009 a year after my daughter was born. No one in my family or friends have Lupus so I feel alone. Everyone seems to be concerned but they have no idea my daily struggles that I keep to myself. When I express my complaints to them, it's just complaints and who wants to hear that everyday? My problem usually isn't taken seriously until I have a flare up that lands me in the hospital for a few days. It would be nice to be able to talk with other people who understand what I am going through.