10 November 2008

My secret

I occasionally mention in this forum that I'm feeling tired or unwell, but I don't believe I've ever mentioned exactly why.

I was diagnosed with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus when I was 16, and as happens with lupus, I've had ups and downs ever since.

The lowest low was the heart attack in 1990, which led to a quadruple bypass. Things have been mostly good since then, with the occasional chest pain or joint pain.

When I found out I had lupus, it was still relatively rare, and there was a significant lack of information compared to what is available now. Today, I have access to the internets, not to mention many well-researched and -written books and the Lupus Foundation of America.

One of the aforementioned books is called Women, Work and Autoimmune Disease: Keep Working Girlfriend! The authors are having a virtual book tour this month, and I'll be posting a review of the book this Thursday, November 13. I hope you'll check back then.

1 comment:

  1. you're so vibrant, i had no idea! hope you're feeling better. we missed you last night.


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