My Story: “How A Sneaky Disease Destroyed My Marriage”

Nakita and hubbyFact: According to the Lupus Foundation of America, more than 60% of people who suffer from Lupus will experience some type of memory problem such as recalling names, dates, appointments and balancing a checkbook. The harsh reality, it that’s not the hardest part.

Most of us with Lupus also suffer from clinical depression, a condition that is brought on by a combination of medication and the drastic lifestyle changes.

I’ve suffered a lot of losses dealing with Lupus, but the greatest loss of all, was allowing Lupus and chemical depression to destroy my marriage.

I hate this disloyal disease; I hate that I allowed this disease and my negligence to get mental treatment sooner to force me to make some poor decisions in life and as a result, destroy my family.

My husband was literally my heartbeat and if I could turn back the hands of time, I would have swallowed my pride and sought help sooner. But instead, I cared about what others would think of me, if they knew that I was depressed.

I can handle this on my own is the lie I told myself.

I was diagnosed with Lupus and unexplained infertility