Lupus is a serious and possibly life-threatening condition that affects approximately one out of every 2000 peoplemostly women and mostly those from minority backgrounds. For patients recently diagnosed with this condition, Lupus is much more than a statistic. It is a complicated disease which, as with other long-term, or chronic, diseases, comes with a long list of misconceptions. A Personal Journal that contains key facts about how lupus affects the body. There are pages for journaling, and stories of inspiration..