How We Got Here
It's hard to know where to start since it started before I can remember. I have juvenile lupus as a child with only a few flares over the years. Rashes, achy joints, and fatigue were my only symptoms off and on for years. My last year in college, I started noticing that the pain I always attributed to a workout injury was not going away. In fact, the pain was getting worse.
Over the next three years, I explored every avenue available to treat and diagnose what was wrong with me. In spring of 2017, I had lost all my hair and all of my body fat. I was bedridden and had a resting heart rate of 165bpm. and I had gained a diagnosis of Lupus. Over the following two years, I navigated a Lupus pregnancy and birth, a new diagnosis of Lupus Nephritis, and countless trial and error with medications and supplements.
In 2019 I finally reached full remission. While I was sick, I was so frustrated by the fact that no one in remission was talking about how they got there, what they did to get there, and how long it took. I promised myself that if I ever got to the place in my life where I was in remission, I would make sure I talked about it and helped as many people as I could.
So this is me being the person I needed when I was at my lowest. Thank you for being here. Thank you for celebrating the journey with me. Thank you for trusting me with your time and attention. I'm here to help in any way I can.