Down with Denial
In a post from last week, I touched on the fact that in the beginning of my bout with Lupus, I refused to use a daily pill box because I didn't want to admit that I was really sick and in need of multiple meds. Based upon this quote from Nicole Paxon, who was diagnosed with Lupus at the age of 12, it seems like "denial" is a common attribute for Lupus patients.
Her advice? "Be strong, listen to your doctors, and accept it - the longer you're in denial, the longer it will take to get the (the disease) under control. "
Enough said, don't you think?