- December 1st, 2014
I awoke that day to stinging pain in both my hands. I could hardly bend my fingers because they were so swollen; I was in a lot of pain.
A hastily arranged trip to my doctor revealed that my white and red blood cell counts were low, as was my platelet count. She diagnosed my condition as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), a disease that could be fatal if left untreated.By Denise Dorfman