Well, I guess my family is an anomie then, my birth father was a "rounder" to put it kindly. My two sisters and I have different mothers. My mother is deceased, she did not have lupus, nor did she have any signs of it. I do not know of my other sisters mothers having Lupus either. My son is a research scientist who studied specifically with the intent of learning more about our disease. He has a masters in immunology/pathology and plans to continue on for his PhD with hopes of researching in the lupus field. There are many, many theories out there, some for and some against the inheritance theory. I prayed for years it wasn't, I also thought what are the odds my kids will get it if it is, especially my son if there's a 2% chance. Well, I have two children, one son who should have had a 2% chance, bam diagnosed at 19, sick all his life. My daughter has all the signs, our doctor says she has it but has not labeled her yet. So, I have 100% odds at passing it on, not good no matter what article I read. My birth father had 8 children (that we now know of) 4 girls, 4 boys, 3 of the girls have lupus, that's a 37.5% chance of passing the gene on (not good). He had Crohns and most likely had lupus, so he was a carrier no doubt.
Married the love of my life, mother of 2 beautiful adult children, 1 amazing daughter in law, and 1 grandson who is truly a gift from God! lupus SLE 1996, sjorgrens, raynauds. My worst nightmare was imagined when my son was diagnosed with RA and lupus NPSLE at 19. I try to live life as though everyday is a blessing, otherwise it would be hard to put one foot in front of the other...hugs