i am 17 years old and i have been diagnosed with lupus in my feet, knees and hips in both legs. i have only known for 7 weeks now and i am still getting test done. I have had a lot of trouble with it. i have been in a wheel chair because of it for 4 weeks. All my friends at school know but they don't know what it is like. At first they thought it was funny about the whole wheel chair thing as the didn't know about my problem. i live in Spain so the health care is a lot different compared to england but as far as i can they are amazing. When ever i have problems they take me for testing within a couple of weeks to see the specialist. When i got told that i had lupus i felt like i was the only person in the world that ever got told that. i felt so low that day. But my best friend has been great she has helped me out so much just been there to talk to and to make me laugh on my bad days. lately i have had a lot of bad days so there should be a good day coming up shouldn't there? if anyone has and advise then that would be great as im still in shock and dont know how to take it.