Hello everyone,

I am 26 years old and was diagnosed with lupus in 2009. It has been a tough few year. I have many questions and hope I will be able to get some advise. I work full time and I have been at the same job since before I was diagnosed. I have always been up front with my boss and company. I go in waves with being sick sometime I will go 3 to 4 months and be fine maybe just tired but I am able to work though it. Then I will go 3 or 4 months and it seems like I call off at least once a week. And I feel guilty. Does anyone feel that way and how do I get over it. I know I shouldn't feel guilty because I can't control this. But sometimes the pain and the fatigue win out. It also doesn't help that my boss is not a nice person. I know I have rights but it is confusing sometime. So in short how do you guys deal with working and being sick.

Thanks, any advise would be great.