Saturday, June 21, 2008
Anyone else out there??
I believe this is when it all started....the problems with my kidneys. It was back in 2000. I was actually on vicodin and had a stent running from my kidney to my bladder during my wedding and honeymoon. I had kidney stones and was told my ureters were smaller than normal. I was discharged from the hospital just short of my upcoming wedding...which was less than 48 hours away.
We suffered a miscarrige in 2002 and went through infertility problems in 2003. Fast foward to me having my 1st son born in 2004 and my second son born in 2006. I was diagnosed with Sjogren's Syndrome right after my first son was born in the fall of 2004.
I am writing my thoughts, concerns, triumphs, and set-backs on this blog in hopes to see if anyone else is going through what I am going through. I plan on getting into detail about my diagnosis. Over 4 million people have this autoimmune disease...so why do people look at me like I have 4 heads when I tell them that I have this chronic illness?? I have the two most common complaints of this disease. Dry mouth and dry eyes...amongst many other problems. Unfortunately, I also have it affecting my kidneys and I am now in Stage IV Chronic Kidney Disease. Stage V is dialysis.
When I started this blog, I was the ONLY one that mentioned Sjogrens Syndrome in my profile in all of the blogspot world!! I stand here alone and hope someone else would like to join me in educating and winning our battle with this piece of shit disease called SJOGRENS!! Care to join me??