Wednesday, May 2, 2012
AFTER DIAGNOSIS OF LUPUS, NOW WHAT???
When you are first diagnosed with lupus, you will probably go through a range of emotions;
Relief, that you finally have a name for your symptoms;
Worry, is lupus fatal, can it be cured, do I have to live like this all of my life?;
Anger, why me?
All of these emotions are normal & you will probably go through many more during the course of the disease.
It can take a long time to come to terms with having lupus, knowing that there is no cure. It can have a big effect on your life & the lives of those around you. But there is hope you can live well with lupus.
It is important to accept that you have a chronic illness, that your life has changed. You will have to accept help from other people, both emotional & physical help, don't feel guilty about accepting help, you cannot expect to do everything yourself.