It's been along time since signing in. Was diagnosed with lupus last July and seem to be coping ok with symptoms. Changed jobs at the end of last year because I just felt so depressed where I was. So I went from full time to part time which helped mentally but not financially. Now I'm at the point where I have a promotional opportunity and I think I won't get it because of the lupus. My manager thinks I wont cope full time and with the added stress, but I can't afford not to try. Some days the brain fog can be bad and I get angry with myself for forgetting things. I don't have a social life because I sleep most of the time when I'm not at work or just can't be bothered going out, which makes me feel worse. Even in work people think i'm strange because I don't want to sit with them at lunch, but I just want to give my brain a rest and wouldn't know what to talk about anyway.