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Refusing to keep quiet about this one

Well everyone, I have much to catch you guys up on. This past week has been one very trying and eye opening week. On Wednesday, March 12, 2014, I was experiencing  shortness of breath along with chest and back pain on my left side. Over the last 10 years since I’ve been living with Lupus, I have always experienced shortness of breath during the winter months due to my lungs being inflamed. This was the first time I’ve experienced chest pain with it, so you know I was scared. More like terrified because I thought I was having a heart attack. Went into the emergency room that night and things became even more terrifying. The doctors all thought it could be possible that there was a blood clot somewhere in my body causing my joints to swell and fever to rise. Thank God blood clots and heart attack were ruled out. Lupus caused my heart and the muscles around it to become inflamed (reason for chest pain). Also found out there were signs of pneumonia-like symptoms and it caused fluid to build up around the lower left side of my lungs and heart. Along with all that, the doctors also found swollen lymph noids under both arms and down the center of my chest that played apart in the shortness of breath as well. This week I will have a biopsy done on those lymph noids to make sure they are not cancer ( I already know it’s not cancer). As you can see, the last three days for me has been very challenging as well as an eye opener. I really thought this was it for me, I’d never experienced anything like it before. Even with all this going on, I still continued to stay calm and keep a smile on my face for the most part. Now I know that there is a major plan for my life. There has been many attempts to take me out, and none of them were successful. I have a story to tell, and it will be shared. I will be spending this next week healing myself and getting back on my feet. I ask that you all continue to pray for me and I will do the same for you. Take care of yourselves and please pay attention to the signs your body sends you. I hope this inspires someone to continue to fight. I refuse to give up. This was only a test, and I aced it. 

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