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Hazey420"When I found MDJ I was in a point in my life that I thought would never happen to me My ex-boyfriend of 20 years left me he said that "He was done taking care of me" I have had FMS since 1995 and he knew that and now since I have gotten older it has gotten worse. He met someone online who in fact is not sick and moved out of my life and to florida to be with her.I lost everything I had my house, my friends, myself as I thought. One day I came upon MDJ looking for some sort of support and noticed the FMS forums and knew that I could help people knowing that I have had it for so long and there are allot of us out there who have and no one understands us when we speak of the pain that we are in. The forum and the great friends I have met and made here, They make us smile with their comments when we are in the worst pain of our lives, they make us laugh when we dont feel like laughing, they make us talk when we dont feel like talking, just to let others know how WE all feel, they care of us when we feel no one out there does care, and they help us get through the days when we cant get out of bed. They also make us feel like we are not alone when we feel that are. I dont know how I would of gotten through the changes that have been going on with my life without them. That is what MDJ means to me." (Hazey420)

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Member Since 06/07/2009 04:50 PM
Last Online 10/24/2012 06:10 AM
Gender: Female
City: Lebanon
State: Indiana
A little about me: I am a 39 year old mother of two and was diagnosed with limited WG in 1997 and deal/have dealt with symptoms such as sinus infections, ear pain, hearing loss, mastoiditis, saddle nose, hypothyroidism,watery nose, watery eyes, tracheal involvement, and several small surgeries, but have been very lucky thus far to not have lung or kidney involvement.
After my initial diagnosis in 1997, I was able to achieve remission by 2001, but flared again in 2004-2005 with the pregnancy and birth of my second son. This flare-up brought new symptoms, the major one being tracheal involvement. I've had an estimated 13 laser bronchoscopies, but still deal. In March of 2008 I was put back on Prednisone (which i had sworn to never touch again) and my Rheumatologist switched me from Methotrexate, which i had been on since 97 and put me on Cytoxin. I tried that treatment for 6 months. HORRIBLE year!! (plus recovery time) I, of course gained 50 pounds and lost ALL of my hair. (and didn't get any better.)I had to post pics of myself on my bedroom mirror just to remind myself of what i REALLY looked like. Through all of that I also lost my job due to lack of performance. Now days, I have lost the prednisone weight and my natural hair is just past chin-length. (i wear hair extensions, though, cuz i prefer my hair long.) I am better than I was a year ago, but as I said above....still dealing. AND TIRED OF IT ALL!!! :)
My kids keep me going. I have a 16 year old son and a 5 year old son who are my world. I have also found the love of my life this past year, who has been my rock and fell in love with me-wig and all. lol
I am a stubborn person who is usually able to fight my way through what I want but THIS time it has been so difficult! CHIN UP though!! There IS sunlight at the end of this. I know there is!....I hope!
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  "I wear this ribbon for my five year old son who was born with Biliary Atresia, and now has Liver Disease."
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MDJStaff gave me a Hug
01/01/2012 02:28 AM
a HugWishing you a healthy 2012 with lots of people, helping people!

tavybaby gave me a Hug
12/30/2011 03:56 PM
a HugHello all:
Long time no see just checking in with you guys. I know it's not safe but i've taken it upon myself to tapper myself off my meds so far so good the modeling is going well and I've started my own business so yeah, I do quite well for myself ...miss you guys love you all and I will never 4get the support I recieved HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!

jgkoch gave me a Hug
10/17/2011 09:05 AM
a HugAnne I been dealing with Wegner's for 10 mo. I'm on my second treatment with Rituxan. Cytoxin did not work. I feel rituxan will control the Wegners @some point. I have many side effects but I don't think they are related to the Rituxan. Wegner's attacks just about all organs. I know have a bump on my Trecha that will need to be removed. the surprises a many with Wegners. I think Rituxan is the best treatment and I hope you have successs soon. Hang in there. We can talk more should you care to respond. Wegner's is so rare a soo diffcult to deal with it is nice to talk with others dealing with this rare disease that comes from nowhere
Best wishes,

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Comings and Goings
I originally was not going to utilize this portion of the sight, but realize, it would be helpful to keep track of my symptoms' comings and goings, as well as a good venting place for my thoughts and emotions. Here goes...
Annoyed! 08/10/2011  246 4
and again.... 10/29/2009  232 1
Here is Comes Again 10/19/2009  183 2
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Just Started Rituxan...11/09/2011
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My Rituxan treatment starts08/18/2011
Patulous Eustachian tubes07/24/2011
Imuran Question01/11/2010
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New to this group12/19/2009
Weigner's Disease12/19/2009
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