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You’re Not Alone: Interview with Lupus Patient Alicia Springgate

By January 4, 2008

One of the first steps in dealing with a lupus diagnosis is coming to understand that you’re not alone -- that there are other people out there going through much of the same thing. Sharing stories and offering advice through support groups, both online and off, is one way many of those afflicted with lupus deal with the day-to-day struggles associated with the disease.

Our hope at About Lupus is to offer support in whatever way we can. That’s why we hope spotlighting courageous women and men afflicted with lupus will give someone out there who has been newly diagnosed, is having a tough moment with their disease, or maybe just wants to know there’s someone else out there who understands what they’re going through, the lift they need.

We’ve recently begun to feature people living with lupus -- both patients and family and friends of those giving support. Our first feature is Alicia Springgate, a Washington state resident and Las Vegas native who was diagnosed with lupus after recurring bouts of pleurisy, lung effusion and congestive heart failure.

Find out how Alicia is coping and what advice she has for those who are battling lupus as well.

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