The Silent Monster
Lupus has affected my life in so many ways.
Diagnosed at 15 years old
I was diagnosed at 15 (I’m now 22). The day of my first doctor appointment, I couldn’t even tie my own shoes or get dressed without assistance. Flash forward to a year later and I developed a massive life-threatening deep vein thrombosis (DVT). This caused me to be home-schooled for the rest of my high school experience.
Coping with life changes
Since then, I’ve also had to leave my job, switch to online shopping and grocery delivery, basically, life is not the same. On the bright side, I’m able to spend time working on hobbies such as diamond painting and cross stitch while also cuddling with my dog, my best friend through everything.
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