on 6 April 1998
As a patient diagnosed several years ago with SLE and Sjogren's Syndrome, I have been looking for more information about the diseases. This book was so interesting and gave me so much information, I read it in 2 days. It has answered many questions for me, things that my rheumatologist never had time to follow through with me, or gave me vague answers to my questions. It was especially helpful to have the lab values explained in detail, what is, and what is not normal and to be expected with this autoimmune disease. I wish that physicians would give a copy of this book to their patients when they are given the diagnosis of SLE. I know I would have felt much better having a better understanding of my disease. It has also given me many questions that I need to address with my own rheumatologist regarding the treatment that he has for me now and his plans for treatment in the future. I would highly recommend this book for anyone that has been diagnosed with SLE.