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Old 09-22-2002, 08:06 PM   #1
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Talking LIFE SPAN!!??!!??

ALL OF MY DOCTORS TELL ME THAT A LUPUS PATIENT CAN HAVE A NORMAL LIFE SPAN WITH PROPER TREATMENT.AS LONG AS THEY DON'T GET SEVERE ORGAN INVOLVEMENT. AND EVEN WITH SEVERE ORGAN INVOLVEMENT THE CHANCES OF A NORMAL LIFE SPAN ARE STILL GOOD IF YOU CAN GET IT UNDER CONTROL. IS THIS WHAT ALL OF YOU HAVE BEEN TOLD?I WOULD APPRECIATE ANY INPUT.GOD BLESS!!!!!!
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Old 09-23-2002, 08:35 PM   #2
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Hi, That is more or less what I was told..I have had lupus since 1984. I am a 54 year old female and I have had the good the bad and the ugly...I just take each day as it comes and never know if it is going to be a good day or a not so good day.

 
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Old 10-02-2002, 10:56 PM   #3
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Hi-

I just wanted to share with this with you. I am a Nursing Assitant at a Nursing home. I have a lady that lives there that is 85 yrs. old with lupus. There is not a thing we need to do for her. Only her laundry and bring her her dinner. She still goes out to the casinos with her cousins and stays out all hours. She is the funniest and most active woman you would ever want to meet. She does use a cane and says she has one bad knee but thats all you ever hear from her. The only reason she came to use was because her husband did and she did not want to be alone. He has since passed on. But I just wanted to let you know that some people do fine.

My husband also has a cousin who is 38 and has had 1 kidney transplant and is not doing well waiting to be well enough to maybe go on the donor list again. She found out she had Lupus 17 yrs ago right after she gave birth to her daughter. Seems everytime she gets a little better she gets knocked down twice as hard. Don't mean to get you down.

I just wanted to let you know what I have seen. Plus I have seen many women that do fine. Some go for dyalisis and do just fine. But we all know its just a matter of how bad it is. Sorry I went on and on!!

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Old 10-02-2002, 11:06 PM   #4
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A neighbor of mine had lupus and lived well into her seventies. She did eventually die from complications due to the Lupus, but she led a very active life up until a few years before her death. (as far as I know, anyway). It really all depends on the person. I think that the longer you can stay active, the better.

 
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