Lupus - @youlookokaytome

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“Almost 5 years ago I was diagnosed with Lupus (SLE). This came after years of unexplained fatigue, joint pain and muscle aches. Every visit from the doctor resulted in the same phrase "there's nothing wrong with you." It took a year of testing, being told the cause was a mental illness to finally having the confirmation that I had Lupus. You'd think after all of that I'd be happy to have the answers. I was for a short while. What followed after was the feeling of confusion. What now? How am I supposed to live my life with this condition that won't go away? There wasn't a lot of emotional support. I didn't have anyone to talk to about it. Social media gets a bad name (and rightly so sometimes) but it did a lot for me. It opened up a whole community of people to talk to about what I was going through. See other people talk about their experiences made my life with Lupus a lot felt less lonely. It's because of people I've found online that I want to provide the same kind of support to other people through. Chronic illness is a little easier to get through when you know you have someone on your side.” @youlookokaytome


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