The Lupus Dating Game My family once joked with me that I only kept guys around for a 6 month to a year and a half rotation. They claimed I had an emotional spring-cleaning of sorts, every few months. But one day after another break up amidst the tears and confusion I realized they were right. It made me sad every time they would joke, but I would never tell. To understand the game, you need to first know the rules.
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I don't know if I can be of any help, but as a woman with lupus who had to have a complete hysterectomy at 22 due to another autoimmune and would one day like to return to dating, I might be able to relate a little bit. Lupus is one of the strangest, most unpredictable diseases. It has the ability to sprout a thousand other autoimmunes, like a hydra. It just makes it so hard to trust your own body on a minute by minute basis, let alone being able to trust enough let someone into your world.
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Click Here to receive Lupus News via e-mail Dating is difficult enough as a millennial. Meeting even someone who I think the world of leads to the Herculean task of trying to find the right time to break the news that, no matter how healthy my body appears, it lives with a chronic illness — and always will. Welcome to the technological age where texting is the main form of communication, and no one wants to be committed to another person in any way, shape or form. There is no correct or easy answer, and while most people take it pretty well, I can tell even sharing with them the metaphorical blurb of my health issue freaks them out.
My biggest fear is that no one will want to be with me because of my disease. Receiving a diagnosis of lupus can certainly result in mixed emotions. Many lupus patients respond with tremendous relief to the identification of their condition ad a real and specific illness with a name and a course of treatment.