A wolf, however, has somewhat a more sinister reputation. Perhaps much deserved and properly well-representing the darker very real side of lupus. However, I choose not to celebrate the dangers, miseries and pain of lupus, although they are important to realize and contend with. I choose to focus on the beauty of each lupus patient, and being as “free as a butterfly” from lupus controlling my life.
Those of us with lupus can strive to rise above the negative parts of living with lupus, and refuse to let it dominate and destroy our quality of life. We cannot make it go away, but we can come to terms with it, proactively manage it, and celebrate what we have versus what we may have lost to the disease. I choose to focus on how well I can fly!
What would you vote for as the lupus mascot? wolf, butterfly, or something else?