Just joined this board this evening! I was diagnosed with lupus in 1995. My spleen was removed in 1997 to treat ITP, and aside from a few minor flares, I've been in fairly good health. I saw a new rheumatologist this past week, and he believes I may have anti-phospholipid antibody syndrome because of certain persistent symptoms and a slightly elevated lupus anticoagulant test from several years ago. The most annoying symptom is the skin ulcers...they take FOREVER to heal. Does anyone have any suggestions for caring for them, in order to help them heal faster? Thanks so much!