My name is Rebecca, I am a 19 year old, trying to find her way through the maze that is an autoimmune disease. I was diagnosed in February 2012 with Enthesitis Related Arthritis and Raynaud’s phenomenon. Since then I have embarked on this journey which has allowed me to grow in so many amazing ways, and has allowed me to see the world in a new light. A world of pain, of sorrow, of loneliness. But also one of great hope, joy, and an incredibly capacity to love.
At the moment the full extent of this disease has proven a challenge to my doctors, as one after another multiple symptoms, most of which do not fit in with my current diagnoses have popped up, one after another, causing them to believe that I have more than one autoimmune disease, although which these are is still under debate. Join me as I walk this journey, and as new diagnoses, trials and also days of sunshine (good days 😛 ) come my way.
I would also like to use this blog to raise awareness, understanding, and education around this disease, and advocate for positive change. So look forward to posts in these areas.
Please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org