Well on April 18th,2013, I had blood work done. Doctor explained to me that it will take a few days before I know the results. Not so concern, I didn't want to worry about something I didn't know yet so I bowed my head in prayer and ask God to give me comfort and accept the things I could not change and whatever the results were to give me the strength to deal with it.
April 23rd,2013, Today, Nurse called me with my results. Blood work results came back and the results from the other tests I had on my first visit. The results of my blood work-I have Lupus. Now those who do not know what Lupus is:
Lupus has to do with your immune system. It is a disease that causes something going wrong with your immune system. The part of your body that fights off invaders, such as, virus, bacteria, and other related germs. Your B-Cells in our immune system that produces proteins which are called antibodies that protects your's and my body from these invader's.
Lupus effects more in woman than men but men can have lupus too. 90% of those living with Lupus are woman. Nobody knows what cause Lupus Disease. The disease appears to have a genetic component and can run in families.
What triggers Lupus?
Lupus disease effects people in different acute ways, appearing like an infection, or may be succession of vague. The symptoms sharing with my doctor in how I have been feeling, faque, tire, feeling run down and confuse at times, mood swings and weakness in my legs where loosing my mobility is why doctor requests blood work and other tests. It is not the results I wanted to hear but I have to learn to accept it and think positive in learning ways how to deal living with Lupus and listen to my body signs when my body is telling me that I am tired. I am walking with a cane now, single cane was donated to me from a dear neighbor who had an extra one to spare. I am very thankful for his generously donated this cane to me. Just receiving the results of my blood work today, it is sort of still a shock to me and feeling numb. In the winter months, Fall, flu season, I must wear a mask to protect myself from the germs spreading to me. I still have so much to learn about Lupus and I am still in bit of a shock, like somebody just punch me in the gut and knock the wind out of me. In denial I suppose.
Doctor have set up an appointment for me to go under more tests and appointment with a specialist to find what stage of Lupus I am in and my treatments will be. As for my mobility, the cane right now will give me some support but will be discussing with Rhematologist to help me accept the idea of using a wheel-chair and doctor also wants to set and appointment up with a social worker to help me deal with Lupus disease. My Lupus disease happens to be effecting my mobility, my being able to walk. I will keep everybody posted as how I am dealing with this and on my results. Right now I am trying to learn how to deal with me living with Lupus disease. All prayers will be helpful.
Thank-you for all your prayers and support. I would appreciate if anybody had a little knowledge of this disease. I have been doing research on it as well, any information you may know about this disease, pass it on to me for I will be so grateful.
Living with Lupus disease-
Another windmill in life gone to win and fight in hope to find a cure for one day.