Hi everyone. I am new here. I was diagonsised about four years ago with Mixed Connective Tissue Disease/ SLE dominate. I worked until the Lupus damaged my lungs and I now use oxygen. I found this site quite by accident, but God leads us to where we need to be. My boyfriend is my rock! He is so supportive and caring, as is my daughter and son-in-law. My grandchildren call the flare-ups my "tired days". As for the rest of my family, they either avoid me for fear of "catching it" or are in perment denial. Everyday is a present and a day to cherish. Has anyone out there been diagonised with MCTD and Lupus?