Malone said she went through a period of grieving for the loss of her active lifestyle as well as some plans and dreams for the future. She used to go for 40-mile bike rides and water ski.
“You have to work on the things you still can do,” she said “You have to reframe it and work with the cards you’re dealt. You have to stay positive and not give up. That takes perseverance and tenacity.”
The support group meets every third Wednesday at Munson Community Health Center, 550 Munson Ave., in conference rooms A and B on the first floor. For more information on the support group, contact Tom McClellan at 357-2610, the Michigan Lupus Foundation at (800) 705-7677 or www.milupus.org