LUPUS AWARENESS MONTH FACTS:

TODAY’S FACTS ARE:

(1) Sensitivity to ultraviolet light (present in both sunlight and artificial light) affects as many as two thirds of individuals with lupus, and may cause fever, debilitating fatigue, joint pain, rashes and other symptoms.

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(2) Of the 23 percent of people with lupus who experience severe lupus flares, all or most of the time over the last three months, 40 percent were admitted to the hospital at least once during the past 12 months, with an average stay of 10.5 days.


I have to say that both statements are true for the wife!  In early summer of 2011, we spend nearly $3000 in co-pays, prescription medicines and other medical expenses within the two and a half months before being diagnosed.  I can’t say for sure how many days we spend in hospitals and doctor’s offices, but I can definitely say it was around or more than 10.5 days!  Also with lupus patients that keep ending up in hospitals and doctor’s offices are looked at funny because some think they are drug seeking, which is FURTHEST from the truth!

Henry Scott

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