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Old 02-16-2006, 12:49 PM   #6
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Re: Happy, Happy, Happy!!!

Liz,
A lupus diagnosis brought me tremendous anguish at first, but at least I had a name to what I was experiencing. I remember falling apart right in the office, sobbing uncontrollably. It took awhile, but I've come to accept it. I understand your desire to hold off with a conclusive diagnosis, especially since you already know what you're dealing with and are being treated sucessfully for it. If I had to do it all over again, I'd have them hold off putting the word "lupus" down on paper. I fear that when the time comes for my husband to retire, and I'll need to get private health insurance, that it is going to be extremely difficult, as well as expensive. So as long as you're being treated and are feeling well, I'd hold off on that diagnosis as well.

~sam~