This is the first forum that I have ever joined in the 13 years that I have had this illness. Honestly, up until about two months about I had been missed diagnosed with mixed connectives tissue disease and pretty much left to suffer on my own accord. It took switching Rheumy's for me to get the proper diagnosis and hopefully treatment.
I won't go into my story, as I do have one to tell, I just want to say hi and not be a lurker as I have been for oh so long, hiding in the shadows. I'm hoping to make some connections and friends with people that are unfortunately going through similar things and not feel so alone.
After having the MCTD for so long I can say I do have some fears about being told that I do actually have Lupus. I'm glad I have found this forum and hope to be a frequent visited...god knows I need it