I was diagnosed last August after constantly visiting my GP with various symptoms. I thought i was going mad, and that it was all in head! Anyway blood tests revealed the Lupus. I had never heard of it. Am still learning what i can and can't do. Try to remain positive though especially as i have a sister having treatment for a rare form of cancer. I sit with her when she is having Chemotherapy treatment. There is always someone else worse off. Not easy though when you are in constant pain and swelling joints etc. This is very alien to me as i have always been active. At the moment walking etc is difficult even driving can be a challenge. Everyday tasks are difficult. Friends have suggested applying for DLA not sure about that. Anyway am finding everyone's blogs a great source of info. Onwards and upwards .