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I've been at this site for a month or so, but I've never introduced myself.

I'm Eileah. I'm 24 years old and live in California. I was recently diagnosed with SLE and Lupus Nephritis, though I haven't had a kidney biopsy yet to assess the damage. Anyway, I've used message boards as support groups in the past so the atmosphere is not new to me. I look forward to learning about you!

~Leah
 

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Hi Leah,

Welcome to the boards. You have found a wonderful place for good information on lupus. All the members are so wonderful and suppportive.

You can post questions, do a search or go into chat and talk one on one with a members.

It is nice to meet you.

Take care,
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Hi Eileah & :welcome:

I am so sorry to hear of your diagnosis but you have come to a great place for advice and support. I hope you have good doctors looking after you.

Just wanted to say hi and I look forward to getting to know you.

Hugz,

Pam xxx
 

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Welcome Leah,

I hope you enjoy this site and find a lot of helpful information and meet a lot of wonderful people that come here. Hope to talk to you soon.

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Thanks Jen, Lola, Pam and Melanie. The diagnosis only came as sort of a surprise. I thought I had lupus years ago, but it just took awhile for a doctor to figure it out. I do have a great doctor now, but we'll be moving to Utah next month and I'm totally aware that California has some of the best doctors in the country so it scares the heck outta me. I'm hoping I'll be able to find a great doctor in Utah as well.

~Leah
 

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Hi Lea Phinn
glad to see you have some great replies to your post. I'm often later in reply as I am in aussieland. Yes I agree we are often surprised as we wait for d/x. ;) Like you I realise that I had so many symptoms over many years, and took quite a while for doctors and specialists to work things out more than lupuslike symptoms. I'm hopeful of full d/x next month as I fly down south.
I'm sure when having found a good doctor it will be hard for you to find another. Here in Aussie north is a bit like California, though it was late Dec when we went to Disneyland, but grandson still swam in the hotel pool- only one:rolleyes:
From my lupus books I do see that there are so many talented drs over U.S, and U.K. The support from this site is so overwhelming as you are finding. good luck with your move and better still for your choice of doctors:wink2:
cheers mary
 
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