Hi Always -
Sorry to hear of your issues, as well as your Dx. THere are some good things here however. For one, the majority of lupus patients are very sick for a long time before being Dxd and treated. The fact that your doc took the right steps early, even though he thought it was early lupus, is actually a really good thing, and may save you YEARS of trouble down the line.
This is a wonderful site youve found. Everyone here is very compassionate, and have a lot of knowledge about this disease. Many. many people live to a normal life span, and many do not become seriously sick. There are some moderations that need to be made, but they are not that bad, and really things that we all should be doing anyways (like eating healthy, taking meds, plenty of rest, NO SUN, etc)
So, Im glad you found us, and hope to hear more from you soon!
For God has not given us a spirit of fear; but of power, love and a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7