Post by lavishgail on Sept 25, 2017 11:49:22 GMT -5
Hi David, I hate to tell you this she may have great kidneys after this but lupus never goes away there is no cure. Most Lupus patients lupus attacks the kidneys first. In my case it attacked my lungs first, it starts out very small minor things, aches and pains, joint pain, skin rashes, and you think that's the end until it gets worse and worse and worse and mine attacks my kidneys which is called lupus pneumonitis. I have had lupus now for about 10 years maybe a little more it didn't take long before it started affecting my major organs. If my lungs get worse I don't know if I would be able to get a lung transplant it's not something I even talked about I am 55 years old so I don't think I would be bothered but as a younger woman yes I think women should do that men also get lupus but not as big as women. My brother has BORDERLINE lupus as well as my mother! as well as my grandmother had very bad Lupus and lost a kidney, among many other terrible things she went through be4 she died from complications from Lupus. BAck then they had no clue. as well as I've had cousins pass away from it so it runs through both sides of my family unfortunately I have it the worst. They have great medicines out there for your immune suppressant but nothing cures so it's like riding on a Merry-Go-Round wondering if it's ever going to end. Lupus does go into remission mine has done that in the past but now if I just go outside for 5 minutes it starts up my lupus all over again it's very sad it's very painful and it's a very lonely disease thanks David for putting this up.