To blog or not to blog, that is the question. Actually it goes a little deeper than that.
I was 35 years old and a just-married advertising executive when I was first diagnosed with lupus. It was 1994 and honestly, the only other time I'd even heard of the disease was when a co-worker died of complications from it.
I was scared out of my mind!
Since it was pre-Internet *cough*that*makes*me*sound*ahem*really*old*cough*, I limped to the book store and found a few less than promising and outdated books to read. They talked in terms of "5 year life expectancies" that left me feeling hopeless and lost. I had no idea where to turn for information, advice or help in dealing with what had been a very long and difficult illness to diagnose.
My Rheumatologist was terrific and informative but unable to soothe my fears or address my then Type-A workaholic personality that was running on empty, so he turned me onto Lupus International (then called a different name) for support and the rest, as they say, is history.
Which brings me to this new blog. As a Lupus International volunteer, I'll be blogging about life with lupus and the winding road to wellness that I've been on. I hope to get to know you and vice-a-versa as we share our experiences, a few laughs, maybe some tears and the latest news about lupus and related diseases.
Thanks for stopping by, Please leave me a comment and I'll stop by and say hello to you too.
Cheers, Joanna J. aka Lemon-Aid
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