The Journey.docx - The Journey Approximately three years ago I was diagnosed with HS and that day changed everything in my life Suddenly my priorities

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The Journey Approximately three years ago I was diagnosed with HS and that day changed everything in my life. Suddenly, my priorities shifted from perceived problems of a typical teenager to something much heavier that I knew I would have to carry to rest of my life. At 17 you don’t think of how your health will affect your life, but in what seemed like a blink of the eye, I was given this burden to carry and I had to decide how to handle it. February 09, 2017 may have been the first surgery, yet the pain of an emergency surgery compares little to the pain of living with what I had just been diagnosed with: a severe form of an inflammatory disease called Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS). After being misdiagnosed for many months my disease had progressed to the point that surgery was the only answer. It took 3 surgeries over two months to get a handle on the disease progression. A lot of tissue had to be cut away which left me with multiple wounds and 6 drains, along with, many months of recovery. Once recovery of the surgeries began it was all trial and error finding the best medications that would work with the severity my HS. During this time, I never had time to feel sorry for myself because I was learning about the
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