Thursday, April 16, 2009

April is Sjogren's Syndrome Awareness Month

Image by Rossee

Oops. Can I blame my foggy brain yet again? Yes, I think I can. 

This post is about two weeks late in mentioning that April is Sjogren's Syndrome Awareness month, as noted by the Sjogren's Syndrome Foundation. Check out their great new website, by the way. 

One of the reasons that I neglected to post about this awareness month is the fact that I live in Sjogren's awareness every month of the year. Heck, every day of the year. My doctors are well educated in autoimmune disease, and my family and closest friends are very knowledgeable as well. I am thankful for this, but also am aware that other Sjoggies may not be as fortunate, which really highlights the need for awareness campaigns. 

One of the ways that Sjoggies can become advocates for great awareness, better medical care, and the need for more research into autoimmune disease is to become more educated about our disease. After a year of blogging and reading and interacting with other Sjoggies, I realize that I have only just scratched the surface about learning about this very complicated syndrome. 

By learning more ourselves, we can provide accurate and insightful information to those who don't understand. See my sidebar for links to other Sjogren's sites and additional sources of great information. 

Power to the Sjoggies! 
(Julia pumps her fist skyward) (Then hops back onto the couch)

1 comment:

ConnieFoggles said...

I just wrote my post too. The month is half gone, but I finally remembered. Gotta love it!