I am glad to have found a secure space where I can vent off about my life with SLE without fear of prejudice or judgement. Perhaps they are same thing, but anyway. As much as I remain determined that SLE should not completely absorb me, I have to say, that constantly swimming against the tide can get tiresome to say the least. Of course, I am not alone in this. When the world whizzes along at a greater pace than you, then what do you do? Like other sufferesr, I have learned, (usually the hard way) an awful lot about myself, the world and how it reates to me as with someone with SLE. I was diagnosed in 1994 and am still learning.