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sarcoidosis survivors and their families,
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MY EXPERIENCE WITH SARCOIDOSIS - Cheryl Rose

There was a nodule on my forehead that I had recognized from a similar experience 10 years before.  Things were different this time, though.  There were lumps all down my legs and arms, visible lumps. They appeared on my face, eyes, and nose.  
I had a rash in a localized area on my back.  It was July, 2006, and I was in Houston visiting my sister.  While discussing my symptoms with my little sister, she told me her mother-in-law had lumps on her legs and arms and had been diagnosed with sarcoidosis.

Upon returning home, a dermatologist did a biopsy of the rash on my back that confirmed sarcoidosis.  I lost my appetite and lost weight.  I was tired all the time.  I was lethargic.   There were joint pains.  That was the beginning of a series of specialists:   an intern specialist, a cardiologist, and oncologist.

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Debra Burkley Diagnosed in 2000

Since being diagnosed with Sarcoidosis, I have been unable to breathe on my own, without the assistance of oxygen.  I am unable to do simple chores like washing, cooking, or cleaning of my room, becoming dependent on my mother. 

Through perseverance and prayer this disease has not overcome me.

 
 
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