So please, just stop.
Did anyone even hear the interview she gave? I’m sick of reading about how she’s our “hero” for being so strong, and for being in the limelight with such a life-threatening illness. I love Lady Gaga, she’s a cool cat. But the interview went like this. Larry King asked her if she had Lupus. She said NO. It runs in her family, but she has no symptoms. She was diagnosed as borderline positive. That means she doesn’t have it. She’s at higher risk to get it if she doesn’t take care of herself, but she does not have Lupus.
Some people are glad that she said anything in the interview, because it brought attention to Lupus. On one hand, yes. And that is nice. But she didn’t exactly bring it up, or go into it. She wanted to keep it private, which is understandable. On the other hand, look at the attention it brought. All I’ve seen on regards to the subject is misinformation about what Lupus is, what her diagnosis meant, and a whole lot of swooning over how amazing Lady Gaga is.
A Doctor even went on the Early Show and basically made Lupus sound like a slice of pie. When listing four of the MANY symptoms of lupus she said “…Extreme fatigue, which, let’s face it, we all get that sometimes.” (Not to mention she gave incorrect information about getting Lupus, but that’s a whole other argument.)
For real facts on diagnosing Lupus that don’t involve scaring the public (if you’re tired or have join pain occasionally, you probably have LUPUS!!!!! AHHHHH) can be found here.
Essentially, she said the word Lupus on air. She doesn’t have Lupus.
Is the only one I’ve seen that has it right, and doesn’t make me want to throw up.