What a year 2010 was! I finally received a diagnosis of Undifferentiated Connective Tissue Disease, most likely Seronegative Rheumatoid Arthritis. After a year and a half of worsening hand pain, stiffness, and loss of mobility I finally have an answer. I definitely went through a phase of feeling like I was a hypochondriac or at the worst crazy. I am on several medications that have helped the hand pain but have unwanted side effects. I hope once I have this disease better controlled life will start being a little easier :-( It has been a very hard couple of years and my body is tired. So here is to a healthier 2011~
I'm a mom with a combination of Rheumatoid Arthritis and Lupus type auto-immune disease. I have three beautiful children, Blue my 8 year old son, and my 6 year old boy/girl twins Yellow and Red. Yellow was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in 2013. He is verbal but has great difficulty with communicative language. Some days are certainly easier than others, but I am enjoying the journey of growing and learning with my children.