I was diagnosed with Lupus after years of random and weird symptoms that could not be attributed to anything else. My mom has RA and my son is a type 1 Diabetic so I wasn't surprised to find that I too have an autoimmune disease. What I am struggling with is the lack of mental clarity. I am a student, so reading and writing papers is how I used to spend much of my time. Now, I can barely read short texts and I struggle to comprehend what they mean or the ability to be able to accurately type out my response. Even now as I type, I am struggling. Yes, my body hurts. Yes, I have a rash on my face that won't go away. Yes, I can't breathe sometimes. That is not what bothers me the most. I am upset that I feel like my mind and the mental abilities I have come to rely upon are leaving me. I am grieving this loss and wait for moments when the fog clears just a little and I feel like my old self.