Hi all! My name is Rhonda and I have SLE, lupus nephritis, lupus vasculitis, bipolar disorder, COPD, and CHF and have had 2 heart attacks due to clotting caused by lupus.

I am divorced with 2 children, daughter lives with me, son lives with his father in Indiana, and I live in NC.

I enjoy reading, music, and meeting new people on the internet.

I have been diagnosed since 2001, and the only website I could find for lupus sufferers was also a fibromyalgia site, which I also have, but there wasn't a place called "We have lupus" when I went looking for help in 2001. I'm glad I found you guys, and I hope to make some new friends while I'm here.