This blog will share the realities of living with an incurable, and chronic disease called Lupus. Lupus is an autoimmune disease that can strike your body on any level and several all at once as well. It can mask itself and pretend to be other diseases. It is often called the great imitator. To learn more about lupus and the ways it can affect you or your loved ones, go to www.lupus.org. It will show you the symptoms of lupus, as well as educate you on ways to help others who are afflicted with this disease.
My name is Jennifer, and I am a 50 year old woman who was diagnosed with this disease 16 years ago. I am married and have three children and eight grandchildren. I am doing this so that people will learn the harsh realities of the disease, and also because it can be hereditary and run in families. It is predominantly found in women, although men can have it as well. I have seven granddaughters and one grandson and I never want them to have to go through what I have. It is to that end that I am doing this blog, to make people more aware, and to help find a cure in my lifetime, if possible.
Please enter this blog with an open mind and know that I am writing from the heart about my own experience with the wolf (as lupus is called). There will be good days and bad days and I will try to share them with you. I will not tolerate, nor allow publication of any hateful or obnoxious remarks. I will be accepting kind comments from those who are eager to learn about lupus, or those who suffer themselves or are waiting for a diagnosis.
Relax and enjoy the blog…