Welcome, Jennie. You will have ups and downs, to be sure. Your doctors will help you find the right 'cocktail' of medications to help you manage your disease, but you can take some control yourself. Get lots of rest; avoid stress when you can. You may also need to stay out of the sun - lots of those with lupus are photosensitive. There's no doubt it will be a big adjustment for you. It has been for all of us - at any age. But, you will probably have times that you feel pretty good and are able to do some of those things you used to do. And sometimes lupus can go into remission - a period of time when your symptoms may disappear. It's unpredictable. Please feel free to visit this forum whenever you need someone to give you advice (we have some VERY knowledgeable people here) or just someone to 'listen' and support you. Glad you found us, Jennie.
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