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Welcome to my CaringBridge site! With encouragment from my friends, I've created this site to keep friends and family updated about my lupus.

Here I'll share how I'm doing and my latest health updates. Feel free to write notes for me or my family. Thank you for your everlasting support!

~Kg

After several months of fighting severe pain and arthritis, a dear relative got me an appointment with a rheumatologist at the Mayo Clinic. The same day - Oct. 31, 2008 - I was diagnosed with Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).

Through exceptional care at the Mayo Clinic, I've been able to overcome immobilizing arthritis, histoplasmosis (a disease caused by the fungus histoplasma capsulatum), pulmonary embolisms (blood clots) in my leg and lungs as well as pericarditis (inflammation around the heart). I believe that's all of it :)

As there is no cure for lupus, I'll continue to face ups and downs with the disease. Anyone fighting lupus will tell you a strong support system is the key to coping with such a frustrating disease. I have been blessed with remarkable people in my life who've made dealing with all of it less difficult. I can't thank everyone enough for all your support, prayers and thoughts.

Love you all,
Karin

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Karin Gelschus posted a new journal entry, "Another day in a life with lupus".

Hey, I thought I’d give an update since I’ve gotten a lot of messages, which is much appreciated! Dave and I went to the ER last night because I had intense chest pain ... Lea más

Laurie Gelschus signed Karin's Guestbook.

Karin-Just saw your post....glad to hear you're doing better.  Always not fun when you're not feeling well.  We are sending you lots of hugs!  See you soon! Lea más

Amy DuFrene signed Karin's Guestbook.

Hey cous! Praying for you! I didn't know you had gone in this week. But hoping to see you next week! Amy  Lea más

Kristin Boehm signed Karin's Guestbook.

Love you, K$! Glad to hear Dave and the docs are taking good care of you! Feel better and hope to see you soon, lovely one. Lea más

Heather Lamer signed Karin's Guestbook.

Hey hope you are feeling better!! Sorry to hear you were having problems. Can't wait to see all o you next weekend :) take it easy and get better fast Lea más

Karin Gelschus posted a new journal entry, "Another day in a life with lupus".

Hey, I thought I’d give an update since I’ve gotten a lot of messages, which is much appreciated! Dave and I went to the ER last night because I had intense chest pain ... Lea más

Michelle Van Engen signed Karin's Guestbook.

Hey Karin, Thinking of you and was just checking in to see if there was an update here. CB is just not the same without you. -Michelle Lea más

Laurie Gelschus signed Karin's Guestbook.

Hi Karin- It's been months since I've been on here, but want you to know that I think about your EVERY DAY!  You are such an inspiration.  Your upbeat outlook on life ... Lea más

Karin Gelschus posted a new journal entry, "Lupus Walk & 5k".

Yup, it's that time of year again. I'll be doing Lupus Foundation of Minnesota's Walk & 5K in Plymouth (Sept. 8) and Duluth (Oct. 6). As always, I'd love to have ... Lea más

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