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Hand in Hand: Communicating with Friends + Family with the Daily Uncertainty of an Autoimmune Condition

In family and friendship, illness sometimes proves to be a delicate dance. In some ways I am fortunate.  I am happily married to an amazing man.  We met and fell in love years after my diagnosis.  Lupus wasn’t something that just happened, a cosmic injustice of sorts that came crashing down on us in a time of vibrant health.  He

A Life Interrupted by Lupus

“You have lupus.” My doctor’s words cut through the air in the stark white of her examination room, and right through my soul.  Now it was real.  All the questions, the mystery, all of it just slipped away.  Instead a panic swelled inside my heart. I looked down at my feet dangling from the table.  My jeweled aqua blue flip