Posted by gckovarik to Disease/Illness, Oct 9, 2009 12:18pm
I am a 31 year old happily married mother of 4 liviing what I thought was my american dream. Until unexplainable and some times embarassing things started happening to me, such as my hair falling out in patches not having enough energy to stay awake all day no matter what I did, my hands hurt so bad in the mornings that it became difficult for me to write notes to my childrens teacher. People would tell me that i am jsut being lazy or I am to stressed out. I have since found out that I have Lupus and that is the cause for all of these things. But what was Lupus? What did it mean for me? Nobody knew anything about it not even my own GP knew much. In a matter of a 2 year period I went from a healthy young energetic mother with my whole life ahead of me to now not having the energy most days to even play with my kids. People still tell me that i am just being lazy and that it is not as bad as I am saying because nobody knows anything about this disease which is shocking to me because it affects mostly women in the prime of their lives. I was so shocked that even people in the health care field know so little about this disease. Please help us all understand a little more about this terrible disease. Thank you for listening.