I think the TV show, íThe Doctorsí is great at educating America about health and illness. What if we all wrote them asking to have an autoimmune week featuring the illnesses that affect us and so many other Americans like Lupus,Rheumatoid arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Sarcoidosis, Multiple Sclerosis,etc...
If they decided to do a few episodes devoted to these devastating illnesses maybe we would get more research and more education to help our diseases.
Too often when we tell people what we are going through the think it is just aches and pains or somehow that we would be worse off if it were Cancer.
I for one am sick of people underestimating what these illnesses can do to our joints,organs,skin and more! Not to mention how detrimental they are to our lives and the lives of those around us.
Please visit íThe Doctorsí website and submit ideas for an autoimmune week. The more of us that do it,the better our chances of getting them to air episodes regarding autoimmune illnesses. Who knows,maybe they will us some of our personal stories in the show.http://www.
Awareness brings hope and a little hope is what we all need!
~Stacey Rudisill (RA/Spondylitis sufferer)