Lupus Story: FS

FS’s Lupus Story

I was 18 when I was diagnosed with Lupus. It was a life-altering moment for me. Within a matter of days, the person that I used to be was gone and what was left behind was a broken, tired mess who didn’t know where to go on from there.
My lupus journey has been extremely difficult, not only because no one could understand what I was going through or still do but also because, in my community, autoimmune diseases are a lesser-known class of illnesses.
With time I have had to adjust my own self with this disease. It took a very long time for me to acknowledge that this is always going to be my life now, and the cranky, sore joints, nausea, fatigue, varying levels of esteem were going to be my constant buddies.