My life changed at 16 waking up in severe constant crippling stabbing pain that starts in my lower right abdominal area & radiates down my right leg and I've been trying to find the balance ever since. I was diagnosed with Lupus at 17, told I have a chronic pain disorder at (which has been debated still to this day on whether it is fibromyalgia or not) and began having seizures at 18, with many other complications to follow. I'm here for the same reasons we all are... community, support, and the understanding we unfortunately can't get from the world around us that can only sympathize but not comprehend. Whether it be our mothers, fathers, siblings, friends or lovers, there will always be a limitation to their ability to fathom the every day trials we face. I look forward to the solace found in this place and with new friends.