Hi Everyone,

I joined and introduced myself a few months ago but my info. was lost when the board was down for a couple of weeks. I'm a grad student and I was diagnosed with lupus 7 years ago when I was 20 years old. Like many of the people here I was very sick at first and improved with meds, though my symptoms are beginning to flare up more lately-- definitely related to stress. I'm here for general support and some of my concerns are about how lupus will impact my future-- especially my career and having children. I look forward to supporting, and being supported by, all of you!