It's not a story. It's reality for many lupus warriors and their loved ones. "Why should I do the doctor's job?," I asked. ?"Isn't having lupus enough work? How dare a physician ask me to keep track of my own pains, worries, and fears!" Little did she know, the very thing she was told would probably end her life--Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)--would become the very thing that saved her life.