U. U is for you. U is for understanding. U is for undercover, unseen and untapped. U is for uncertainty and unknown. U is for (UV) or ultraviolet rays. U is for unique.
U is also the second and second last letter in the word lupus.
A diagnosis of lupus may bring feels of uncertainty, or leave you feeling unbalanced, at first but you will find your way. A diagnosis helps move the unknown reason for symptoms into a place where it makes sense. This comes with the understanding once you have a diagnosis and learn about this disease (such as how UV rays can trigger a flare of the disease activity).
Lupus warriors work undercover a lot of the time due to the fact that lupus is an invisible illness. So much of the challenges that come with lupus are unseen by a healthy person. Providing lupus awareness information helps build understanding around the illness and with understanding may come a cure.
Just as each lupus warrior is a unique person, how lupus affects each warrior will be unique too. But if there is one truth I have learned since starting my own journey with lupus is this: each lupus warrior has an incredible amount of untapped strength..that is until s/he needs it. So fellow lupus warriors, or those who care for a lupus warrior know this, you got this battle, you have the strength to get through. And you are not unsupported.