I have now been diagnosed with steroid induced diabetes and steroid induced liver disease. The hardest part of that is that when I am in a flair typically the only thing that words is steroids. So, I still need to take them, but yet I shouldn’t because of the other two diseases they have caused in my body. My doc is amazing, and has started having me take the steroids in a longer period of time so less goes in my body at one time. But still it is one of those catch 22 things of lupus.
I was diagnosed 13 years ago, however the doctors think I have been dealing with it since I was about 15 years old. I am a mom of 3 amazing kids and one seriously awesome grandson. I am also a writer. Lupus has definaately affected my life, but trying to have as positive an attitude as you can helps on those days when it seems like life will never be normal or pain free again.