With current methods of therapy, 80 to 90 percent of people with non-organ threatening lupus can look forward to having the same lifespan as people without lupus.
Today marks the last day of Lupus Awareness Month, and I hope everyone that has been reading has gained more knowledge of what this disease is and how nasty it can be. Some lupus warriors are going through chemotherapy, just like cancer patients, to either have the disease in remission or to lessen the effects of lupus. At one point my wife was taking basically chemotherapy in a pill, which was four in one month of $120!! Four pills for $120!! Outrageous! That definitely put a damper in our budget for a while, but recovered. If you know someone that has this disease and it really affects their daily life, please be patient and just let that person know you are there for them.