Being diagnosed with a disease that you know nothing about is never easy, let alone a disease which sometimes shows no external symptoms and signs. Lupus can be an invisible illness; it can affect any organ of the body and it can be very difficult to diagnose. This is what happened to Amira, diagnosed with lupus in the blood.
Amira El Shorbagy, was a healthy, athletic girl, a swimmer who used to practice six hours a day, every day, until she collapsed at a practice session. After being taken to the hospital and had tests ran, she was diagnosed with lupus in the blood. She was admitted to the hospital and stayed there for a year, being treated with chemotherapy.
In this video, shared by Nada Sherif Selim, listen to Amira as she talks about what it’s like to live with lupus, how the condition has affected her life, and what her mains focus is at the moment.