I’m Helena. In 2016, at the age of 21, I was diagnosed with lupus (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus), a chronic autoimmune disease which causes the immune system to attack healthy parts of the body – organs, skin, joints, blood vessels. No cure has been found for lupus (yet).
While I’m still trying to make sense of all of this, I decided to create this blog as a space for sharing — in which I hope to give a sneak-peak of what life with lupus is like, and connect with those who share similar experiences.
I offer no solution, no medical advice, no inspirational message, not even a tiny insight of how severe this disease might be: but I believe that I can still reach out to others with whatever information or experience I have gathered, and that I can receive the same from others.
Disclaimer: You must not rely on the information on this blog as an alternative to medical advice from your doctor or other professional healthcare provider.