My name is Susie and I am new to this board and newly diagnosed.
I have been thru the "ringer", as I am sure a whole lot of you out thereave have to get this unfortunate disease dx'd. I have had breast cancer twice, two mastectomies 99 and 09, and I think that has been easier than this rotten disease. I have been thru the mill - and I know you will all understand with the symptoms that are so difficult to put up with dealing with Sjogrens.
My rheumatologist from way back when thought only Fibro for years, then when the parotids started swelling, constant sinus infections, kidney infections, on and on, and on, she tested blood work came back with positive RF. Also have the constant DRY everything.
To make a long story short, I wanted to introduce myself to the board, and I guess "complain" I'm sorry, and to also ask a specific question. I had my lip biopsy yesterday and my stitches are almost all disolved. She said it would be 3 days. Also, my lip is still completely numb. Have any of you experienced this???
Thanks so much for listening. Any tips you all might have would be greatly appreciated.