Saturday, September 26, 2009

Dragongurl & de deadly monster in SLE arena

Dragongurl (not her real life name) had successfully imprisoned the deadly SLE monster into outer space. She had exiled it into remission and must be on her guard to not let it relapse.

Dragongurl was diagnosed with the deadly SLE at the age of 9. What is this SLE monster that invaded her life at such a young age? SLE (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus), also known as Lupus, is a chronic autoimmune disease, which may attack the joints, major organs, skin etc. Some of Dragongurl's most difficult encounters were her throbbing headaches from 9 to 11 yrs old, pneumonia, aches, gastric pain and others.

Any kid at the age of 9 would be enjoying his life under the sun and going for many outings but Dragongurl needed to tame and take control of this deadly monster and she did.

The most difficult and important in her life was the devilish SLE Nephritis at an advanced stage. When she was 12 yrs old, her number 13th IV Cyclophosphamide lowered her stamina further but she still was able to overcome it. Her doctor had commented that Dragongurl is one of the few kids that was able to survive SLE Nephritis. She had successfully achieved her aim of leading a normal life.

Not only was she able to defeat this deadly monster with her family support, she also excelled in her studies in Junior and Secondary Schools.

The reason she was able to achieve her aim was the supportive environment that she had. People around her believed that she could overcome her illness, which in turn make her believe in herself. This showed that any ill person also needed the right encouragement in order to move on positively. If the kid faced frustration and despair, he would refuse medication, feel self-pity and anger, he would then throw tantrums and lose interest in his daily activities. His schoolwork will suffer and morale will drop.

When Dragongurl was very ill, she said that she was very happy that her mother saved her when she was born prematurely and brought her into this World to have a chance to live. It is a blessing that she has a pretty face and cheerful personality despite the restricted height that she can grow into.

I hope people and institutions in the public will give any chronically ill person a chance to live his life fully. Don't write him off! Encourage him to be positive and live life actively.