hi all. i saw the specialist today and she diagnosed me with all of above. i had bloodwork done 4 months ago. i had severe pain in my hands, well now alot more is in pain but diagnosis was confirmed today. dr talked, i cried and my poor hubby went as pale as her white walls. the specialist said ive got a very severe case of sle, and asked why i never got tested before seeing that its already in a very advanced stage. im all in the dark here and dont know what to expect. my liver, hands, arms, legs and bloodvessels are being attacked very badly. ive never felt so alone in my life. i was given a pamflet on sle and voila thats it. she talked for 2 hours but after the words "severe advanced stage" and "very progressive treatment a.s.a.p" i stopped hearing anything. so many do's and dont's. ive read alot on your blogs and it helps. i just want to konw i start my meds 2morrow, will i ever be able to drive my car again?