Hi Janyce; Jeece; Taff in Oz :lol:
You do not need to apologize for "venting"; that is one of the main reasons why we are here. I can empathize with your questions "Why me?" "Why my family?" "Why all at the same time?"
I was diagnosed with Lupus some years before my daughter was diagnosed. In December 1999 - My daughter lost her battle with Lupus and passed away, I lost my job, My son suffered his own set of crisis, my mother was diagnosed with diabetes and I suffered a complete nervous break down. So, believe me, I know how it feels to think that you are being punished somehow!! And to know that some of these things will never change (I will never see, feel, touch, kiss, smell or talk to my daughter again and I miss her terribly!). December, for most people, is the most wonderful time of the year. For me - I generally want to run and hide or sometimes, just die!!
So, don't ever feel that you cannot vent here. This disease presents enough emotional draining effects all by itself - to have to deal with as many life crisis as you are is a heavy burden. I commend you for still maintaining some positivity throughout it all. After all, we live by faith don't we?
I want to give you a hug and I hope that you know it is a warm and loving hug from me to you!!
I will keep you and your family in my heart and my prayers!
Peace and Blessings