Lupus: The Mask

Thanks to everyone who has joined the 4utu Familia on WordPress. It was one month ago that I started this adventure after chickening out so many times I lost count!


Lupus:  The Mask

La mascara
La mariposa
El lobo

It’s one of those things that seems like it was forever ago and just yesterday all at the same time. Finding information– that journey started off old school like at the library. Not a digital library, the public library. I had overdue books and had lost them so I couldn’t check anything out. I sat there and read for as long as I could keep my eyes open.

I kept finding references to butterfly rash, the wolf and the mask. The two types of lupus I read about were discoid and systemic. You can have one or the other or both. I have both. After I discovered that my sad looking face was crusty with butterfly rash, I was disappointed. I had high hopes for something with the word butterfly in it. The shape of the rash sometimes resembles a butterfly. The body of…

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