Lupus is an autoimmune disease where the immune system gets confused, attacking its own tissues. With that being said, lupus may cause damage or potential damage to internal and external organ systems.
I was officially diagnosed with lupus in 1999 but prior to my diagnosis I suffered from so many other ailments. I had mixed connective tissue disease and thrombocytopenia (a bleeding disorder) and I was constantly in and out of the hospital due to flares in my condition.
I needed blood and plasma transfusions each time I was hospitalized not to mention the tedious medication regimen I was on. I became a walking pharmacy as I still am until this day.
I’m longing for the day when there’s a cure for lupus or at least one pill that would do the trick for controlling the symptoms. At least I would get back to some kind of normal.
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