When Mary discovered the pain she was experiencing doing every-day things at school and at home was due to a disease called lupus, she was determined not to let it affect her life. What she didn’t know at the time was that the physical challenges of lupus would pale in comparison to the emotional challenges she would face when she fell in love with two very different men—and found that neither of them felt quite the same way about her. Never one to give up in the face of any obstacle, Mary began her long-term endeavor to change their minds. Life, Love, and Lupus is the story of Mary’s battle to overcome unrequited love and go after what she most desires, whatever the consequences and regardless of the limitations. Through narrative description, journal entries and email exchanges, the reader is taken along on an intimate journey with the sharp-witted Mary as she follows her hopes and dreams and finds out that sometimes you have to learn to love yourself first.