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Merry, Volunteer Mentor (@merpreb)

A new look at hope and a way of living life

Depression & Anxiety | Last Active: Dec 30, 2018 | Replies (5)

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@merpreb In 1988 I was diagnosed with systemic lupus. The Dr's told me to quit or cut down on full time work. I put UV blocking tint on my car and soldiered on, refusing to let a disease become my identity. In the 30+ years since then, I have had 3 more serious issues diagnosed, and retired from full time work Oct. 2015, due to declining kidney function. Yes, there are days my energy level allows me out of bed and that's about it. And other days where I go for 18 hrs without a break. I plan, but am flexible. My life was never mapped out. But since 1988, the plan is to do what I want for as long as possible, never conceding without a fight. We simply cannot get out of this life alive. We each have an expiration date, unknown to us mere mortals; I won't mess with that date, but will make my presence known as much as I am able.
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Amen! I would love to be as strong as you

Ginger. I am very familiar with systemic lupus. For many years I had discoid
.we have to be stubborn and unrelenting in our fight to survive! Hear hear!

@gingerw good 👍 for you ,Don't give in to these diseases or you,ll never get out of bed Its a struggle at times but you have the right attitude 👍

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