Hello all! I have spent a majority of my life in and out if hospitals with little relief. Last Novembet I was diagnosed with Lupus and stomach cancer caused by undiagnosed and untreated H. Pylori. I am currently taking 14 medications for pain, connective tissue issues, and nausea. I was forced to take a leave of absence from Graduate School at LA Tech and things have seemingly gone downhill following my diagnosis. I have spent the past month in and out of the hospital for kidney infections and pleurisy. I am unable to work and I am relying on the kindness of strangers. I’m the only one in my family battling this thing and I am determined to win for the sake of my children. Thank you all for sharing your triumphs and struggles! I am a divorced mother of three, a Military Vet, and now a Lupus patient. This by far is the toughest title I’ve ever held.

Hang in there!!xoxo