I didn’t know what LUPUS was. I didn’t know that LUPUS can kill you. My my wife took ill, twenty-five years ago after my son’s birth. Marilyn’s energy slowed, arthritic pain set in and a rash appeared on the bridge over her nose and cheeks. Red deep purplish spots would appear out of know where. Here was a woman who always worked a full-time job. Raised our children and put up with my demanding work schedule as a journalist.