I'm Rob, and I was diagnosed with SLE five years ago. I'm now 41. It's so good to hear that someone with Lupus is doing well, and coping with it. I have basically a constant flare that swings from terrible, to tolerable every few days. I enjoy the good days, and endure the bad. I know what you mean about so called health care "professionals" who have not a clue about Lupus, or any other autoimmune disorder for that matter. And good rheumo's are few and far between, so you are very fortunate to have a good one. We get some real horror stories here about people being mistreated by incompetent rheumo's. I've fired more than a few myself. Anyway, welcome to our group, and please make yourself at home.