Monday, May 3, 2010

May is Lupus Awareness Month.

May is Lupus awareness month.I dont know if my body thinks it is funny or wanted to celebrate but I am in a pretty rough flare right now.Lupus sucks on so many levels but the one that bugs me most and the comment that bugs me most is "But you dont look sick."
Well no I might not be coughing my head off or nose running and moaning etc but I can truly feel like crap.It can hurt to walk or breathe.And NO I am not sunburned !

What is Lupus

Lupus is a chronic, autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body (skin, joints, and/or organs inside the body). Chronic means that the signs and symptoms tend to last longer than six weeks and often for many years. In lupus, something goes wrong with your immune system, which is the part of the body that fights off viruses, bacteria, and germs ("foreign invaders," like the flu). Learn more here
My story or part of it can be found Here

6 comments:

stripeycat said...

Missie ~ Big hugs.

dkmissie said...

Thank SC :)

Lindsay said...

That is just rotten. I am so sorry. Hugs from me, too!

suz said...

Missie,
That is a bummer. I know very little about Lupus, I am going to have ready up about it.
((hugs)) and hope the flare up does not last long

dkmissie said...

Thanks guys...you rock.It is a silent disease in alot of cases but causes alot of pain

kristy said...

we'll be praying for you( huggs)