Posted 5/14/2015 6:11 AM (GMT -7)
Yes, it was incredibly stressful. I handled it well, I think, when I was younger. It was all the other people and administrative stuff that got difficult and stressful for me, so I went back to school, got a masters and changed fields. I'd be making more $$ and have a more secure job though, if I had stayed a MT. But, I have no real regrets. Plus, sometimes I wonder if all the occupational exposure to blood, body fluids and chemicals may have actually caused this disease. I got exposed to a lot b/c I was a MT before the days of universal precautions.
Sjogrens syndrome 2/15 via lip biopsy: RA 3/15 seronegative, positive x rays
colitis-resection 11/10, hashimoto's thyroiditis, type 2 diabetes, morphea, GERD
Meds: plaquenil, synthroid, metformin, nexium, restasis, estrogen patch, prometrium, VSL #3, evening primrose oil, alpha lipoic acid.