Annie McDonnell

First post: Sep 13, 2020 Latest post: Oct 8, 2020
It is with both Dignity & Grace that I have decided to share my journey with you. It is because of your love and prayers I am always fighting! I’m 50 years old and have had several autoimmune diseases since age 18. It is believed these have been the repercussions of a cervical fracture I suffered in college. The doctors suggest that spinal fluid got into my bloodstream and caused an infection that was never treated.  Altogether different, I’d been born with Common Variable Immunodeficiency. I had Endometriosis, Hashimotos, RA, Sjogrens....But, on 2017 I was diagnosed with Stiff Person Syndrome (SPS), which is a rare acquired neurological disorder. This led to Chronic Inflammatory Demylenating Polyneuropathy (CIDP) and autonomic dysfunction throughout my body. This past July, 2020 we discovered the SPS entered my heart. I’m being cared for my Catholic Home Care. Please join me on my journey as I try to come to terms with my new normal,  with debilitating disabilities and a heart not working properly.  As I seek another opinion! I am determined to be better! Do better!