hi jeannette,welcome to a family where you can share stories of common daily struggles with lupus. you will find so many people here who have various experiences with the drs., with family and friends, with daily lives, and with this beastly disease. you have really faced so many devastating and frightening results of life with lupus, and i hope that things will level out for you and hopefully that you will enjoy some time of remission.Your question about walking....i have not had to start using a wheelchair yet, but i struggle with walking for very long. When i go to the grocery store, i use the cart to help me walk....i use a cane when my pain is bad, and when necessary, i will use the motorized cars at the stores for shopping. I know of a couple of members who recently had to start using wheelchairs, and i hope they will be along to talk with you about this.thank you for your question about DNR. I struggled for a long time about exactly how to complete this form. I finally did sign it, but i continue to have questions. My children are grown, so i don't have the concerns about the care of young children, but, it is still a very difficult decision. There is a part of me that wants them to just let me go with no efforts to revive, but I have never been a quitter, and it is difficult for me to give up. However, the overwhelming destruction of lupus makes me question the value of my life.....it is sad, but this is a reality decision that we must make.Please excuse the format of this post....i am having trouble with my abiblity to post on the forum, and (for some reason), my new paragraph commands are not working....all of my sentences are just running together.