If you’re reading this then you probably, like me have Lupus. Maybe you know someone who does, or are just curious, this blog is going to talk you through my little friend. Im a 20 year old undergraduate at University of Exeter, studying for a degree in Biology, and like most other 20 somethings, still clinging onto to the dregs of education, I’m buying time while this amazing career plan suddenly appears in my head over breakfast one day. At the age of 16 I was diagnosed with SLE lupus, and since then Raynauds, Depression and Hypothyroidism have joined the merry pile. I guess at 16, being told that wasn’t as life changing as you might think. I had no concept of how it was going to affect me, I might as well have told I had asthma for all I really cared, but even in just 4 short years I’ve been on a massive journey in terms of discovery, boundaries and borders. It’s been a hell of a rollercoaster ride, and certainly in recent times, my inner Lupie is holding me back a little too much. Something I seem to spend my life saying, is “you don’t understand.” Its very easy to instantly become resentful of every normal, healthy other person, and feel very alienised and alone. I think thats partially why I am writing this blog, to try and find a rant free way of expressing myself. I hope it’s of use to fellow sufferes. I’m no doctor, nor do I have a magic tea bag, but the comfort I get from finding those in same jolly big boat is more than enough sometimes to carry me through.