Cindi, My name is Diane. I was diagnosed in 2000@Mayo. I have been through the mill.In the hospital more then out. Oh my diagnisis is MCTD. Up to a few years ago I had a horse, moved 50lbs.bales of hay, and rode everyday. That is all in the past! My MD thought I was out of my mind, (because of the inherent Risk factor). I also took care of my parents and their 14 room house. I cannot explain how I did things.
I think having my horse saved my life in more ways then I know.
In 2010 while cleanig out my parents house, a little scratch became a huge hole within 72hrs. I had MRSA now for the 3rd time. Ten months in the hospital,4 surgeries. and 45 days in hyperbaric treatments. I still view life everyday with wonder and amazement. @cindia1