Flight of the Butterflies is a lupus awareness campaign sharing stories of the brave lupus warriors. Many don’t understand lupus until they hear the walk of a warrior. Flight of the Butterflies is dedicated to sharing those stories in May for lupus awareness month.
Flight of the Butterflies Begins…..
Butterfly Flight Sharima Singleton
On October 22, 2017 I woke up and my whole face was swollen and I didn’t know what it was from. So I went to urgent care and they did a test and they said it was a lot of protein in my urine. The doctor told me to go to the hospital.
By the time I got to the hospital my ankles were swollen. So at this point I didn’t know what the hell was going on with me.They did a lot more test and they admitted me because they didn’t know why it was protein coming out.
They did a lot of tests to figure out what was going on and 4 days later they found out that I had systemic lupus erythematosus(SLE), an autoimmune disease that attacks good tissues in your body.
I had class 3 lupus but they didn’t know what type of lupus I had. I was in the hospital about 2 weeks and they figure out that I had lupus nephritis when lupus attacked my kidneys. I had to do a kidney biopsy to see how damage was done to my kidneys.
Today my kidneys are not really damage. My kidneys are less then 50% damaged and my kidney function is working fine. I was in and out the hospital bout 6 times since October. From the medicine I had experience hair loss. I had to change my eating and drinking habits.
I still had my good days and bad days and I still have flare ups, but not a lot, but I’m still a fighter. I’m still learning more stuff about it because it is still new to me.
It was hard at first but I got through it with the help of my supporters.
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Lupus In Color is excited to present Sharima’s story to the world. As a Lupus Warrior she is actively promoting lupus awareness and wearing the armor of strength in doing so. Lupus In Color Salutes you Sharima Singleton.
YOUR BUTTERFLY WINGS ARE FLUTTERING, YOUR CHIN IS UP, YOUR ARMS ARE EXTENDED AND YOUR CHEST IS OUT! FLY ON BUTTERFLY!
PLEASE SHARE Sharima’s FLIGHT ON YOUR WALL AND START HER BUTTERFLY JOURNEY SPREADING LUPUS AWARENESS!
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