Hello, While I am new to this site, I am not new to SLE. (3 yrs)

I live in Las Vegas, am married and have 1 son (17) at home and 3 older daughters. We have 7 grandchildren whom live out of state. I play racquetball and volleyball and sing in a traveling gospel choir. I try my hand at painting and am actively involved in my religion.

When my joints started aching, everyone kept telling me it was all the sports and just getting older. Even when I went to multiple docs and showed them all the bruising and lumps on my legs (penniculitis) they said I must be a clutz on the Racquetball court. I was very ill by the time I was diagnosed. Now... many more good days than bad. Love my rheumatologist!