Very often the "future" you should be planning for comes a lot sooner than you expect.
Frequency: 30-50 new cases every year per 100,000 people.
More people have lupus than cerebral palsy, cystic fibrosis, and MS combined
Mortality: ten-year survival rate 76-90%; 90% live a normal life span
Sex bias: women are nine times more likely to develop lupus then men.
Natashia knew she was probably looking at a long life but, almost certainly, one blighted by some degree of disability. Her career prospects had been shattered, along with her ability to make a good living for herself. Natashia also knew that her current employer did not offer any group or pension benefits, and would pay out only a single month’s salary.