I am a 42 year old single African- American mom currently battling systemic lupus in its more severe form. June, 2004, I narrowly escaped death when a very sudden and aggressive attack shut down my pancreas and liver. While doctors were scratching their heads I suffered in ways I didn’t know was possible. I contribute my survival to my faith in God and his grace to allow me to live in order to to raise my 15 year old son, who has no one but me. My close call with death, although not the first has left me focused on the purpose of my life I have left and even more on giving purpose and meaning to the life I have lived.
I am so sory to hear that you have lupus and I hope the very best for you. I saw on T.v where Snoop Dog's daughter has it. People take their health for granted until they are faced with a life time illness. I am a 48 yr, old mother of two, one of whom was diagnosised with Ms two yrs ago. We had to create a whole new life style. No more getting out in the sun, no more shopping long enough to tire her out, packing her in ice to help ease the pain, helping her change her clothes when her muscle spasms were so bad that she cann't and the future is less promising. We also have to deal with my son's resentment towards her.
I am bi-polar, have borderline personality disorder, ocd, sever depression and anxiety disorder. Oh, I forgot PSTD. Bet we try to keep our family as peaceful and cheerful as we can.
I hope that your symptoms are more stable. And hopefully you have found some natural remedies that will help you, like eating healthy and incorporating Omega 3s in your diet which tend to be antiinflammatory. Boosting the bodie's own immune system will help you decrease the flare ups. All the best, Brenda