It's a fantasy I have, it goes like this:
I go to the rheumatologist, and he is not three hours late. (If you knew my rheumatologist, you'd know this is pure fantasy.)
I walk in and he smiles (fantasy, like I said), and says: "I've got some great news, there's a cure for lupus. You just need this pill (I'd even accept a needle). Have it now, and tomorrow when you wake up, you can go back to your old life."
That would be the best doctor's appointment ever. It's highly unlikely to happen though.
There is research being done, but as yet, it's not to the point of curing lupus, it's working on things like understanding lupus (there's still lots that's totally unknown), and finding new and better treatments. All of that is important, but my dream, and I'm sure the dream of all other lupies, is an actual cure.
This post written as part of Wego Health's National Health Blog Post Month.