When everything in your life is right on track, it's easy to believe that things happen for a reason; it's easy to have faith. But when things start to go wrong then it's very hard to hold on to that faith. It's hard not to wonder whose reasons these things happen for.
IMO my wife Joyce who was is suffering from Lupus, a Doctor informed her that her Lupus is thickening her lung walls (hence oxygen 24/7) and at the same time her Scleroderma is hardening her lungs, causing them to bump up against her heart which lead to a Heart Enlargement hence, Congestive Heart issues and possible Heart Failure.
The majority of patients with Sjogren’s syndrome that she also had also experience those symptoms in conjunction with another autoimmune disease, which is considered secondary Sjogren’s. Antibodies are tags in your body that mark material (usually foreign) that your immune system will then attack. However, in the case of autoimmune diseases such as Sjogren’s and Lupus, the antibodies tag your own cells.
If Joyce should suffer Congestive Heart Failure and because of her previous Heart Attack, which caused the death of 15% of her heart, we knew that she will be with our Lord too soon. (She did on May 27th 2014)
The Doctors came up with a treatment with the suppression of her immune system using Prednisone which treats many different conditions such as allergic disorders, skin conditions, ulcerative colitis, arthritis, lupus, psoriasis, or breathing disorders, like Joyce’s advanced COPD (what a stupid idea) and then the down side is any cold or bio infection will also kill her.
Now a possible cure has arrived 1 month 18 days after her death:
In 2002, Stephanie Headley was diagnosed with systemic scleroderma, a disease that caused her body to over-produce collagen, hardening her skin and internal organs.
Torstar News Service Stephanie Headley received an anonymous donation to treat her systemic scleroderma, a disease that has been hardening her skin and internal organs for 12 years, much like Joyce.
Her lungs have hardened, too, making it difficult for Headley to breathe, which puts extra stress on her heart. She’s on oxygen 24 hours a day and her four children have gotten used to calling 911 and visiting the hospital.
Doctors told Headley and her family the disease would be fatal. Then Headley learned about a stem cell therapy being offered in Chicago, where patients have their own stem cells harvested, cleaned and reintroduced to their body.
Dr. Richard Burt, an autoimmune disease specialist at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, pioneered the therapy for people living with autoimmune diseases such as Multiple Sclerosis and lupus. Many of his patients no longer show signs of the disease and have had reversals in their symptoms the treatment costs $125,000 (U.S.).
Headley will start her three-month-long treatment in Chicago on Sept. 22. The treatment will be difficult and painful, and there are other expenses such as anti-nausea drugs and accommodations that still need to be covered. But Headley and her family are finally looking forward to the future.
Yet we never were informed about this option and Joyce is now with GOD.
So Close, yet so far.
GOD Must Be Busy, Just East Of Revelstoke;
Part 7 by Richard Abbenbroek…
Part 7 by Richard Abbenbroek…