Greetings, and welcome to our CaringBridge site! Since we are counted among the handful of people left on the planet without social media, and because I always seem to forget to text someone who would like regular updates on my health, we decided to form this site to keep family & friends updated on our heath adventures.
Just after we were married, in 2005, I was diagnosed with several blood clotting disorders after suffering a pulmonary embolism (blood clot in my lung) and a stroke. When my health started deteriorating rapidly 3 years ago, we sought guidance from Cleveland Clinic.
In April of 2016, during the Year of Mercy, I was diagnosed with Systemic Lupus , which affects my organs. I was started on life-long immuno-therapy medication and I continue on life-long blood thinning medications. In 2017, I was diagnosed with Bechet's Disease when I began to experience double vision and was unable to read. I was started on a medication to decrease the inflammation in the back of my eye.
Our life is certainly very interesting, unpredictable, and sometimes quite harrowing -but through it all, Christ walks right beside us-sustaining and upholding us.
We are blessed beyond measure with a strong marriage, our three beautiful, healthy, children, and amazingly supportive family and friends.
Thank you so much for your prayers and support-they mean the world to us! Please continue to keep us in your prayers as we venture forward.
"Having faith does not mean having no difficulties, but having the strength to face them; knowing we are not alone". -Pope Francis