Diagnosed With Dm A Year Ago.

Last year on the 13th of January I got diagnosed with Juvenile Dermatomyositis. They told me the reason it was JDM was because I had muscle pain, ulcers, a rash and fatigue. My liver started to fail and got down to 3% function, I couldn't use my hands as they were swollen and had sores on them. I got MRIs and skin biopsies. I also ended up getting Cellulitis six times. It's the most painful thing I've ever gone through. I spent 5 months all up in Hospital last year and I was bed ridden for three months and couldn't walk. I couldn't even get out of bed. I still can't sit on the floor as I can't get up. I still struggle to get up out of chairs and out of the car. I can't do anything active without being worn out in under five minutes. I still can't dress myself but my mum has been a great help. I got diagnosed with depression because of it all aswell.
I'm on 46 tablets a day.
ErrynDundon ErrynDundon
18-21, F
2 Responses Jan 6, 2013

My son has been diagnosed with this. Thank you for sharing and my heart goes out to you and your family and every admiration for your strentgh of character and dignity.

Wow..Bless you. When you are able 'try to think about lovely things you have seen and or the kindnesses you have been given.You are bound to feel depression , you have a lot to deal with.