CIDP- A horrible life, or a mild one?

April 11, 2011 at 12:03 pm

I believe there are at least three factors to anyone’s degree of horribleness. The first is how soon are you diagnosed and an effective treatment is started, and maintained, after diagnosis.

The second is how bad the condition is in the first place. Is it acute and worsening, or mild and remitting, or is is just plain slow and stubborn and still deteriorating?

Get diagnosed quickly, get treatment quickly and then live long and prosper.

The third factor? It is your own personal perception of horribleness.

I spent years bemoaning my terrible, horrible life. Not any more. That didn’t get me anywhere except further and further down hill. I’m worse off than some, better than a lot. For me, that’s mild.