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|A little about me:||I am a married 41 year old woman with no children (unless you count my cats and my dog that I call my babies). I have a very loving and supporting husband even if he does not fully understand the pain and agony I go through on a daily basis. I was treated for Lupus from 2006 to 2009 with Plaquenil which held it at bay pretty good. However, my rheumy never diagnosed me with lupus. Then he just took me off of it in August 2009, and all hell broke loose for me. I developed severe swelling, rash on the outside of the feet and then cellulitis and vasculitis. The biopsy that showed vasculitis said it was caused from Lupus. Then my former rheumy put me on Imuran (100 mg) and Prednisone (60 mg), but still did not diagnose me with Lupus. It was very discouraging for me. I then found a new rheumy who actually listens to everything I say without interrupting. He does everything to help me. He is a wonderful doctor!! FINALLY!!
He also told me that I do have lupus.
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"I have Lupus, Fibromyalgia, GERD, Asthma, Arthritis, Tachycardia, High Blood Pressure, Vasculitis, Insomnia, Degenerative Disc Disease, 2 bulging discs in my neck causing two pinched nerves which have caused me to lose some function in my left arm and hand, and Chronic Pain."
"I wear this ribbon in remembrance of the most wonderful, sweetest, beautiful woman to ever live on this earth, my grandmother, Christine!! She passed away from lung cancer that spread to her liver. I love you Gran - 3/14/29 - 1/2/08"
"I wear this ribbon in remembrance of my wonderful grandfather who had several strokes. He passed away on June 1, 2009. I love you Pop!!"
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|Remember that May 10th is Lupus Awareness Day....show your support by wearing PURPLE!!!
|Happy May 1st. I hope that you have a beautiful day and this is a good month for you. NEVER give up and take life one moment at a time. :)
|Wishing you all a Happy Easter, I pray you all keep safe, remember what this Holiday is all about.
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