I have this co-worker who claims that her doctor keeps begging her to take the "Lupus Test". She knows that I have Lupus and constantly talks to me about
it and keeps saying, ya, I'm finally ready to take the Lupus test my doctor keeps telling me I should have taken. But, she really has no clue. Actually, she's a total hypochondriac. First of all, as all of you and I know there is not a "Lupus test". If there really was, don't you think we of all people would know this? Everytime she talks about
it, I ask questions. I ask her what kind of test she's having taken. Have they given it a name? She keeps saying that "they" have really come a long way and there is 1 inevasive test to find out if you have Lupus or not? I have to call her bluff-she's driving me crazy. She also complains that her kidneys are bad again because she has lower back pain. Hmmm-when I asked her if the doctors have taken any tests on her kidneys, she replys, "yes, and they're bad." If I ask her what types of tests and results she's received, she says she can't remember. Why would anyone want to have Lupus? Don't they see how we can suffer?
Anyways, I've shared this with a few of my co-workers because it seems that everytime they talk to her and mention an ailment that they are experiencing, she too has it, only she's got the "rare kind." So, we came up with a new ailment. It's called boobaloobacockus. Pretty much we declare that we have this rare disease anytime we bump our knees on a desk or corner of something. We always laugh because we know that if she ever finds out we have this new disorder, she'll totally have it-10 years ago.
Sorry to erupt, but I just can't understand this woman, and I'm sure that there is not just 1 test out there for Lupus. I've mentioned a few of the others signs, like the Butterfly rash, and she claims she gets this all over her body?! (I would maybe call this hives-I don't know). She also says that she will cure her Lupus with exercise and a positive attitude. Now I'm laughing out loud. I think that we all need to pat ourselves on the back, because the people I've met on here seem to have some of the most positive attitudes of anyone I've interacted with. I just want to know who has cured themselves with their tremendous positive attitude. I actually think she needs help-that's just me though.
Thanks for listening.
"Challenges make you discover things about yourself you never really knew."
SLE and Class II Lupus Nephritis