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    osteonecrosis/avascular necrosis
    anowlin posted:
    There are a ton of ways that lupus affects our bodies. This (osteonecrosis) is how lupus has affected me (this and Shrinking Lung Syndrome)..

    It has stolen any semblance of a life I had and reduced me to barely walking because of the pain from osteonecrosis and/or the shortness of breath caused by Shrinking Lung Syndrome. The shortness of breath is so severe that walking more than a block without a rest is unheard of.. Not walking those blocs has caused my weight to increase and increasing weight which increases the pressure put on my already compromised joints.

    So, which came first, the chicken or the egg? All that I know is that this can't go on like this and I'm tempted work harder, EVER SO HARD on the weight.

    1stLadyDi responded:
    How hav you been doing since your last post? I certainly understand about the weight gain. That has certainly been a huge problem with me. I just wish I didn't have so much pain that hinders me from exercising. Take care of yourself.

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