I just thought I'd introduce myself since I'm new to the community. I've been living with autoimmune disorders for 10 years, diagnosed with Juvenile Dermato Myositis at 13 and Lupus (SLE) at 18. I'm currently pursuing a PhD in Cognitive Neuropsychology which is tough but with the support of my doctor and my colleagues and supervisor I'm getting through it. Lupus has made its fair share of things out of bounds for me (late nights, world travel, athletics etc.) but I have found other things I enjoy to fill the gap (archery, music and baking). Like you I have my bad days and my good days (Mondays aren't my favourite for example :P) but thanks to hard work by my family and my doctor I'm blessed to have more of the latter than the former.
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