How did I get this disease?
Was it due to the vaccines? Many others took them. Was it due to the antibiotics and pain killers I had taken a month or so before I got this? Nothing that dozens others haven't taken in the past.
I had had a disease called ITP (Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura) in my childhood which was treated successfully with steroids. Could this be linked to the current disease? Possibly.
Medicine has made a lot of progress undoubtedly. But we continue to grapple with the human body and its mysteries. There is still a humongous amount of knowledge that waits to be discovered.
Having a chronic disease is painful. For the body and the mind. Not knowing how and why it struck is more painful. What was the event that triggered this? How I yearn to know this!
I have written this series not because I am depressed or sad. It is just for people who want to know more about the process and events that one has to go through with such a disease.
I have taken this disease head on. Researched the internet. Found out all I could. Talked to the doctors. Talked to the specialists. I think I have done a good job dealing with this disease. I work full time. I work harder than anyone in my family.
I have not let the disease overpower me. I know of people who groan and moan about their condition. I don't. I live my life as fully as possible.
Am I always cheerful? No. With this kind of a problem, it is natural to feel sad or helpless at times.
I ensure that it remains only a part of my life. I ensure that it does not become my life.