When I was 6, my dad and brother left my mom due to her RA.

So I was homeschooled so I could take care of her.

I did. I became a housekeeper, nurse, and cook.

RA diagnosis impacted education

I graduated at 16 and went to Harvard Med school for 4 years.

I had to quit because my dad had his 5th heart attack and quad bypass. Or I would have finished.

I was 33 when diagnosed.

Managing RA & comorbidities

I have Latent Tuberculosis and was treated for 2 years and still have it. In pain management to deal with it.

I also have Sjogren’s disease, lupus, and Sarcoidosis of the lungs. I’m very tired.

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