A girlfriend of mine sent me this article recently - it's a personal account of a woman who has lupus, but has recently been given a clean bill of health. That is, her symptoms are what I would call "clinically quiescent". Titled "Goodbye, lupus. You don't own me anymore.", it's a great reminder of the hope and possibility that's out there for all of us. Below is one of my favorite paragraphs from the piece - but the whole thing really is wonderful. You can read the entire article here:
As human beings, we all experience situations in which we have to adapt, physically, socially or environmentally. It amazes me to know that we can get used to just about anything and how quickly we forget about the beloved “old ways” of our past. I accepted my symptoms and the indescribable fatigue as status quo. They were rarely challenged, perhaps because I was just too darn tired to challenge them. It was only in health that I came to realize how sick I was and how compromised a life I had lived.