Hi Bruce. Yes, there are people all over facing the same problem. Having no insurance is scary when dealing with lupus. I have SLE and I still have my job and insurance. But I will need to quit soon and go on disability. Then wait for medicare to kick in, which takes 2 years on disability to get. I do know that most people go to the county health clinics, or even urgent care clinics. And if you are waiting for disability to be approved, you need to go at least once every two months. So your records will be current. It's expensive to get medications, but you can get prescription assistance through the manufacturers. It's a tough situation, but you can get around it. And you NEED to.
As for your relationships, well, there ARE people out there who don't get uptight over the illness. In my opinion, anyone who bows out of a relationship because he/she cannot deal with it is very shallow. What if THEY get sick? And it could happen. We know this.
So don't give up. You can still get medical care and prescriptions. It is not hopeless. Once you get that stress under control, you can deal with the relationship issue. You can go to church, support groups, etc. And when the time is right, someone wonderful will enter your life. Just take it one step at a time.
Lupus, Raynauds, Arthritis, IBS, Fibromyalgia, Type II Diabetes