Hi, My name is Gail Aitken
I am divorced and have two children, Billy who is 22 (he has
two children of his own) and a daughter who will be 18 in March. She to is sick
with all kinds of problems. She also has Behcetís Disease.
I was told that I had it about five years ago and the doctor put me in Cleveland clinic. He told me that I would have died if he had not put me in the hospital.
I also noticed that my flares on BD come with my monthly cycle.
I did have mouth sores that were very bad that I had to use
a toothpick for a while. It seems like I have had every type of illness known
My sight is getting worse and I am going blind in my left eye and my right eye is being affected as well, by uveitis and optic nuritis . I am taking all kinds of medications including Trental, Veltex and pain killers, I am also on the injectable type of interferon..
I am also on Progetrogen and Tenorman for blood pressure problems caused by the steroids.
I am fighting the battle against the blindness, which scars me. I think I have had this all my life; my family have questions on certain illnesses that donít make sense. I almost died four times from all types of complications. I do not work and I am a Churchgoer. Iím a Seventh day Adventist and I worship on a Saturday. I have a big black dog and a lot of little critters in the house. I like to walk and I like to pray, which helps a lot.
I live in a little town in Michigan, it is a great town.