The story of Elizabeth
I had experienced symptoms such as fatigue, anaemia, weight loss, joint pain, and a butterfly-shaped rash on my face. After seeing several doctors and undergoing a battery of tests, I was finally diagnosed with Lupus, an autoimmune disease that can affect various parts of the body.
I was determined to manage my condition and live my life to the fullest, but things took a turn for the worse in 2017. I was rushed to the hospital with severe chest pain and shortness of breath and was found to have a condition called Cardio tamponade, where fluid builds up around the heart and puts pressure on it.
Surgeons performed emergency surgery to remove the fluid and relieve the pressure on my heart. After a long and difficult recovery, I was finally able to return home and continue my journey with Lupus. I knew it would not be easy, but I was determined to keep fighting and never give up.
With the help of my doctors, friends, and family, I managed to control my Lupus symptoms and live a fulfilling life. I even joined a support group for others with Lupus that help us to navigate own journeys. I never forgot the lessons I learned during my time of hardship and always stayed positive, knowing that with determination and perseverance, anything was possible.