# lupus I have had family with this awful disease one has passed and the other is living with it I also have a good friend that was just diagnosed with it please say a prayer that they will find a cure.
Having a systemic autoimmune disease is like riding a wave of pain, nausea, emotion, and physical limitations. It drains you entirely. You're constantly being pushed to your breaking point and it never ends.
Illness changes us, but we also change how illness impacts our life. It takes time. And you will be mad that it doesn't just change your life but takes time to learn to live with it--because YOU DON'T WANT to learn to live with it. Hang on