Oh, that wasn't a long post at all. You should read some of mine.. pages, and pages...on and on.
Now you know, and that is a plus to ensure proper treatment of your symptoms. Those seven years must have been extremely hard for you, Taura.
To digest a diagnose of such nature can be hard. Up and down emotionally. Shock, denial, anger, grief, accepting and then it may start the circle all over again. It takes awhile to find peace and accept an illness as part of you. It may have your body for a spell but we can truimph over it from taking our spirit. I am learning and adjusting.
Modify, adjust and still enjoy life. All aspects even if it is on a different scale... a different plane.
I have SLE, Sjogrens Syndrome and toss a bit of GERD into the mix.
Here you can read words how to cope, how to heal, how to have fun, find laughter, how to deal with the pain, the frustration..advice and just a good old place to g-r-r-r-r--stomp and rant. And for you to share how you are going about it. We like it all...
Lot of wonderful people to lift you up when down, people who need your encouragement too and many post with great resources. It is all give and take regardless of the mood of our posts, eh?
Again welcome....Life will be good. It is.