Posted 4/22/2007 2:29 PM (GMT -6)
Glad to hear back from you. I think that most(unfortunately not all) people with lupus, with a good treatment plan and a great support system from friends and family may struggle at times but can learn to cope and will do well overall.
Most everyone here knows me from my stories of crossing the bridges that lupus puts in my path. I have faced some long bridges in my 30 years but, I always manage to reach the other side with a strong faith in God, great medical treatment and a wonderful support system.
Lupus has attacked my equallibirum, lungs, heart and CNS. I also had a mild stroke. This disease can knock me on my rear at times and can bring my spirit down a notch or two but, I always manage to dig deep for that inner strength and my "flight or fight" system kicks in to bring me back.
For me, I have learned to take it one day at a time. Cross one bridge at a time. I try to keep a positive attitude, pace myself, avoid the sun and try to limit the stress factors. This isn't always easy to do of course, as you know. Lupus is a constant struggle for us all and can cause a major battle with the mind and body. We can get very depressed a times and feel like we are loosing the battle but, in my case so far, I always come out on top. Sometimes it seems like there's no end in sight to the longer bridges I've face but, I do manage to inch my way to the other side eventually.
I have to say, that I have been truely blessed by this site and the wonderful support I have found here. This is an amazing group of people! They have helped me cross some major bridges in the last 2 1/2 years and I have made some wonderful friends along the way!
I'm sure you will be a great asset to us all. Hopefully, we can help give you the support you need as well. I would love to hear your stories soon if you don't mind sharing with us. Please take care and I look forward to getting to know you better. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
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Lupus,RLS,RA,Asthma,Fibro,Sjogren's,Raynaud's,Divertic, Stroke,Atherosclerosis,Seizures,Sensory Polyneuropathy
JOB For he wounds, but he also binds up; he injures, but his hands also heal.