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Sjogrens Topics => Living Life In Spite of Sjogren's => Topic started by: Alana on August 01, 2010, 10:43:22 AM

Title: Hi!!!! Newbie here!!!!
Post by: Alana on August 01, 2010, 10:43:22 AM
Hello!  I am a 39 year old who has been diagnosed with SJS since 1996.  I have lived in this world of Sjogren's all alone since that time.  Although I have a loving husband and family, no one could or can truly understand how I have been feeling.  I do not know any others in my area with this condition and I admit I haven't really reached out.  I guess I figured if I don't talk about it it's not that bad.  I am glad I found this site.  I am looking forward to taking this "journey" with you all!!!!

Be well~~

Alana
Title: Re: Hi!!!! Newbie here!!!!
Post by: Scottietottie on August 01, 2010, 11:20:06 AM
Hi Alana  :)

Welcome to Sjogren's world! You're never alone in here and it's a friendly and supportive place to be.

I hope you find it useful.

Take care - Scottie  :)
Title: Re: Hi!!!! Newbie here!!!!
Post by: lynnmarie219 on August 01, 2010, 12:47:03 PM
Hi Alana and welcome to Sjogrens World!

As Scottie said....you are not alone anymore! Come here often to receive/offer information and to vent or laugh as well as find friendship! It's all here at the discussion boards and in the chats rooms!

Feel free to jump on in whenever and wherever you feel comfortable!

Welcome to the family!
Title: Re: Hi!!!! Newbie here!!!!
Post by: Katybarstool on August 01, 2010, 12:50:52 PM
Hi Alana

You've certainly come to the right place for friendship, advice and support. You never need to feel alone when you are here.

Hugs
Kathyx 
Title: Re: Hi!!!! Newbie here!!!!
Post by: Patze on August 01, 2010, 03:10:40 PM
Hi Alana,

Let me also welcome you to the SJS World and family!  Please do look around the board at the tons of topics and oodles of information here.  And if you can't find what you're looking for, don't be shy and ask away as there is usually someone about that might be able to help.

Hang in there and take care of yourself -

Patze
Title: Re: Hi!!!! Newbie here!!!!
Post by: Joe S. on August 02, 2010, 08:09:30 AM
Welcome Alana. I hope that you find things to help you manage your Sjogren's. You may also find some new friends in your area with the illness.
Title: Re: Hi!!!! Newbie here!!!!
Post by: Alana on August 15, 2010, 12:31:13 PM
Thank you all for the warm welcome!  I am really glad I found this site and all of you!!! ;D
Title: Re: Hi!!!! Newbie here!!!!
Post by: Jodie77 on August 16, 2010, 02:18:18 PM
Hi Alana,

I'm 33 and also a newbie here.  I'm also feeling quite scared and alone these days.  Although I have many caring family and friends, they don't understand what kinds of things I'm going through.  I'm glad that there is a place like this for us to share.  Its comforting to know that there are others who understand. 

Jodie


Title: Re: Hi!!!! Newbie here!!!!
Post by: Rob_MI on August 16, 2010, 02:23:14 PM
Hi Alana,

I'm 33 and also a newbie here.  I'm also feeling quite scared and alone these days.  Although I have many caring family and friends, they don't understand what kinds of things I'm going through.  I'm glad that there is a place like this for us to share.  Its comforting to know that there are others who understand. 

Jodie

As with Alana and Jodie77 I am a newbie here too.  Jodie77, What you wrote in the above quoted post, THATS ME TOO!!
Alana and Jodie77 Good luck to you.  I can't imagine battling since 1996.  I'm going nuts after 2 months! :o

Title: Re: Hi!!!! Newbie here!!!!
Post by: Cheryl on August 16, 2010, 03:06:31 PM
Alana, Jodie, and Rob,
  Welcome to a great support site!  Feel free to browse earlier discussions, join in current ones, or start your own thread.  Check the chat schedule, too, and visit there.
Cheryl