Hey Carrie...I'm Carrie, too!! You even spell it "right"...hee hee.
Welcome to the board...God Bless you being a Mom of three AND having to deal with all that's on your plate! I just have one, and it's all I can do some days!!
I know you'll find lots of support, friendship, and compassion here...I know I have!!
You'll find that people who pass from complication from Lupus usually were not under the care of a rheumatologist, or were not following their medication regimen properly. With good care of your body, meds, and followng doctor's orders, you can lead a long, productive life. Don't let it worry you..but definately make your rheumy your best friend!!
Am looking forward to getting to know you better!
"I feel like I'm diagonally parked in a parallel universe."