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I’m joining the Virtual Walk to End Lupus Now South Jersey on October 16, 2021!
The money I raise helps the Lupus Foundation of America, Philadelphia Tri-State Chapter in their mission to improve the quality of life for all people affected by lupus through programs of research, education, support and advocacy. This is especially supportive for the 45,000+ individuals living with the challenges of lupus in the Philadelphia Tri-State area.
My journey began about 3 and a half years ago! I started having daily hives all over my neck and arms. I honestly thought I was developing an allergy to peanuts which I ignored because I LOVE peanuts lol. Finally I made the decision to call an allergist who had me come in for the scratch test which ended up being negative so to investigate a little further he sent me for blood work. When my results came in he sat me down in the room and put his hand on mine and explained to me I had a high ana and my sedimation rate was high which led him to believe I may have Lupus. He sent me to a rheumatologist who couldn’t see me for 4 months! I stressed for 4 months waiting for my appointment and the day finally came the dr was awful! He spent more time looking at his computer than he did me! Basically he said nothing was wrong with me and to call him if I needed him! Wait, what!?!? Anyway that was unacceptable for my dr and he told me to get a second opinion so I went to another rheumatologist (another 4 months) but this dr was amazing! Fast forward to a bunch of blood work, X-rays, ct scans and I finally had a diagnosis of lupus and osteoarthritis. I was diagnosed November of 2020 I have good days and bad days. Being diagnosed during COVID was so scary I didn’t leave my house for months. But I have an amazing support system standing by me! I hope you will join me in walking for a cure and thank you for reading my story!
Please support me for the Walk to End Lupus Now by making a 100% tax deductible donation! Click "Donate Now" on this page. Thank you!
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