61yo. Female. Diagnosed " Juvenile Arthritis" age 5. Health problems during teenager years. Late 20's diagnosed MCTD. 30's brought SLE, Sjogren's Syndrome, Raynaud's Syndrome, sml stroke- causing profound deafness in left ear. Fibromyalgia, Bowel cancer(surgery+chemo)9y free,blah blah the list goes on. But amazingly through this am a half full glass type of person. Shona xxx


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  • Hi, shonabrown1956,

    You sound like my kinda gal. Me = 58, 6'1", blue eyes, own walking stick and tablet dispenser, gsoh. Keep in touch?

  • Will do.

  • Greetings. I'm from Australia too.


    I only drop in here occasionally - the people here are great - its a good site.

    On top of everything else !!!. Have you been tested for sticky blood. Antiphospholipid antibody (Hughes syndome) ? It can go with Lupus and can cause strokes.

    I take small dose aspirin for it.


  • Thanks I'll find out but my "Coplavix" I take would cover it.

  • Hi! I'm 61 and live in Australia πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί too.

    And have many of your dx as well.

    You can feel safe on this forum, everyone is gentle and the admin staff are very supportive.

    Glass half full... good for you πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ˜ƒ, the only way to stay sane!


  • Thanks, Shona πŸ™ˆπŸ™‰πŸ™Š

  • Welcome!

  • I could have your name too!

  • ??? What do you mean?

  • Aussie born in 56. Although I see now it’s the title not your name.

  • Thank you πŸ™ˆπŸ™‰πŸ™Š

  • Welcome Shona - your positivity shines through ⭐️

  • I'm feeling quite overwhelmed with all the good will. So many people welcoming me to the site. It's so nice to have people that are in the same boat. If I tell someone that I have Lupus they go cross-eyed, and say what's that. This site has everything!

    Happy HappyπŸ™‰πŸ™ˆπŸ™Š x

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