I am new to this forum and have already realized that I did not use it correctly. I tried to add to the Haiku section, but ended up making my own new section. Sorry everyone! I will try to get better at this.

I was diagnosed in January 2003. I feel very blessed as I had a wonderful doctor and he diagnosed it in 5 months. By most accounts, I have a rather low level of lupus activity. No major organ involvement, although some of my friends would argue that my brain has been effected.

I am glad I found this bulletin board, as I was a member of a support group that fizzled out then restarted during the day. I still work and plan to as long as I can. Again the mild activity helps in this. I look forward to "meeting" you and hope for the best for all of us.