I had a challenging, successful career as a recruiter when systemic lupus erythematosus struck. I didn’t want to be labeled as a victim of lupus, but as a survivor of lupus. Grappling with the disease has actually made me an even stronger person. Overtime, I have grown to live with lupus.
It’s important to know that you are not alone. Knowing that there are others like me and I’m not alone has helped so much. Since my diagnosis, my faith that God has a bigger plan for my life and is using me as testimony for someone that is ready to give up keeps me resilient. My family and friends keep me motivated to keep fighting through my bad days.
I was diagnosed about 4 years, and I have to say that sometimes it feels hard to stay resilient and not get discouraged. However, for me personally my family is what motives me to take an active part in my healthcare and stay healthy for them.