This is me. You can’t see that I’m sick. But I am. I live with a condition called Still’s Disease. It’s arthritis & chronic pain mixed with an autoimmune condition. I’ve lived with this for the last 7 years but it wasn’t till last year that I was officially diagnosed.
I’ve been to over 500 doctors appointments. I’ve had IV’s, blood tests, X-Rays, CT scans, EKG’s and more. I’ve done physical therapy, occupational therapy, pool therapy, actual therapy with a psychiatrist and more. I’ve been on prednisone, Enbrel, diazepam, trazadone & tons of other medications. I go to a doctor every 2 weeks, the emergency room every 2 months & specialists a few times a week. You do the math.
The biggest lesson that I’ve learned through this is that I am not alone. There’s a lot sometimes & you feel like you are the only one in the world with this disease. But, there’s millions of people who also suffer from this disease & other arthritis based diseases. Most are undiagnosed.
I’m here to share my journey.