Welcome to the forum. My name is Kathy and I will be 50 in December. I have two children that are now adults and on their own now. I have a beautiful grandson. I understand what it is like to lose everything. Lupus is a horrible illness big time. Please don't say that you are s buzz kill, because you aren't. It is sad that a lot of people can not understand this illness. It is sad, because most of the time we look perfectly healthy when we aren't and people just can not relate to us. There are not very many people that I can talk with about this illness, because they just don't get it. It took my husband several years before he realized this is a severe illness and now he is more understanding. I love comming here and reading the posts. I hope that you will keep posting as we do all care very much about you and what is happening with you.
Lupus for many years. Like most of my life. Sjogrens that started at 35 and Scoliosis, Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Osteo-Arthritis of the spine, Ankylosing Spondilitis, Periferal Neuropathy, mild CP and now just recently diagnosed with PA. I had a disc replaced in December of 2007.
Plaquenil, Sulindac, Imuran, Celiac diet, Tramadol and B12 shot once a month.