Monday, February 16, 2015

My Fight Against Sjogren's Disease

Sjogren's is a terrible disease that seems to affect every thing and every part of your body. I have been dealing with symptoms for at least 15 years before diagnoses this past August, when it got so bad that I ended up in the emergency room and in the operating room a few days after being admitted. 

I suffered in silence for so long, hoping the symptoms would go away. I didn't have time to be sick, I took care of my husband, who is on disability and has been hospitalized 35 times in the past 10 years. I had no insurance and could not imagine how I could manage a full-fledged bills that I knew all to well would come with any kind of treatment, test, or regular doctor visits. 

I wish I could go back in time and get treatment in the early days. 

Here are just a few of the things those of us with Sjogren's Disease deal with on a daily basis. 

I was blessed to have had wonderful doctors and surgeons. 

It is my intention to find natural and complete healing for this awful disease, that has stolen any quality of life.