i have to give my welcome too. ive only been here a few days, and already this community has given me a reason to keep positive. im sure it will do the same for you.
i too have issues conveying how i feel, the pains, and complications with others. im not in search of pity or the easy way out. just your understanding that this is a serious issue, like any other mainstream diseases and conditions. you are really lucky to have your family
suffering from lupus, wish i were living with it, and surviving