Hi Angela! I've been newly diagnosed also. I, too, was soooo lucky to have a good family dr. who recognized that I needed to see a rheumy. I was diagnosed within a few months of symptoms. I'm 41 years old, married to a wonderful, supportive husband for almost 18 years, no children. I'm glad to see that we are somewhat "newbies" to this whole situation. Were you diagnosed with systemic. I was. I'm lucky to have just had fatigue and muscle soreness. I've been on Plaquenil for about 6 months now and seem to be responding very well. How about you?
I don't want to make this a novel, so I'll sign off for now. Just wanted to say "Hi" and let's all hang in there together!!