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Sjogren’s Again

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Just information.

Blessings.

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Just forgot…

to blog on Friday…

Yep…completely got away from me…and I thought I had prepared enough for the week.  Apparently not.  So this is for Friday.

Soon-forgotten

So…blessings for those who forget, and for those who don’t.

 

 

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Sjogren’s Syndrome

One of the many auto-immune disorders I have is Sjogren’s Syndrome, and April is its awareness month.  I won’t fill the month with information on it, but wanted you to be aware of some of the many symptoms people may suffer.

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If you would like more detailed information about the syndrome or how to get involved please click here:  Sjorgren’s Syndrome Foundation

Thank you for taking the time to read this.  Have a good Thursday!

Blessings.

 

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Shots

I do this weekly.

It stings, but doesn’t hurt. I hate doing this, but I know it helps me.

Weekly…shots.

Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sjogren’s Syndrome, Raynaud’s Syndrome—crap.  So…life.

Blessings.

 

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Sunday Thought


World Sjogren’s Day

 


Sjögren’s (pronounced SHOW-grins) is a chronic autoimmune inflammatory disease in which people’s white blood cells attack their moisture-producing glands. Four primary symptoms include fatigue, joint pain, dry eye and dry mouth, but Sjögren’s may also cause dysfunction of other organs such as the kidneys, gastrointestinal system, blood vessels, lungs, liver, pancreas, and the central nervous system.

With upwards of 4,000,000 Americans suffering from Sjögren’s, it is one of the most prevalent but less known autoimmune disorders. This is because Sjögren’s is not a “cookie-cutter” disease, often being overlooked or misdiagnosed since symptoms can manifest in various ways and affect every patient differently.

I have had Sjogren’s for about 7 years (tested positive).  My main compliant is that my eyes are so dry that I have to have eye drops and antibiotic cream on my eyes daily.  Oh, and the fatigue.  I have most of the symptoms listed, but they are moderate in levels.  They are more apparent in my times of major stress.  But most have been manageable especially since I have had weight loss surgery.  Just being able to move more has helped my overall physical symptoms.

So…thank you for reading…and I hope I have brought a small amount of awareness to Sjögren’s today.

Blessings.

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Answers…

I have been praying for answers for a long time now. I think we all do, in all aspects of our lives. I have been diagnoised with Lupus in May of 2008. Lots of steps in that direction, and more confusion. Yesterday I was diagnoised with Sjogrens Syndrome, and Raynauds. My new doctor is wonderful and ended my session with “you are weird.” Really? I have known that for a long while. I start Methotrexate tomorrow, and I am terrified. Terrified of what it will do to my body, and terrified what this disease has already done to my body and mind. I am positive to everyone, the majority of the time. God has provided me with a tremendous peace, and I do my best to portray God’s peace. It is so hard. Hard. I so want to scream, and kick, to be mad at God. Today, I had a precious friend call just to check on me. She cried when she heard what I am going through. I was strong with that conversation, but the moment I hung up, I cried. Terrified once again. I believe that I am saved by grace, and will be healed completely. There are moments of doubt when I try to control, but I come back to rejoicing in the Lord. Always. Phil. 4:4. Answers are only the beginning. Blessings. Jerry Ann