We met Dembe on January 7th 2019. We had two puppies to choose from. Jamie my husband had literally fallen apart in front of me when his dog Mollie had passed away just two days prior to our visit. It had been particularly horrific and I think it will haunt us for years to come.
I felt that as I had chosen our first dog Travis back in 2003, well actually he chose me, it was Jays turn to choose our new dog. The breeder handed Jay one of the pups ( now Dembe ) whilst I played with the other pup whilst sat on the floor. Every so often I would take a sneaky glance at Jay and I could see that he and Dembe had chosen each other. My opinion didn’t matter as long as Jay was happy.
I hoped that this little ball of fluff and sharp teeth would help my husband and me heal. Our hearts had been shattered in the space of two weeks. The house was empty and we were so lost. It seemed that having to wait until Friday 11th January would take forever to arrive, even though it was just days away.
I'm a 40 something year old woman who has been sick since 2007. It took four years to be diagnosed. I have been diagnosed with postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome, Ehlers Danlos Syndrome and now severe autonomic dysfunction. I was diagnosed with a spontaneous CSF leak in 2016 which has self healed to an extent, however I still have problems most days by the evening. I have also been diagnosed with Menieres disease and have lost over 10% of my hearing in my right ear. Just to name a few issues.
Originally in 2007 I was diagnosed with having Myasthenia Gravis hence the name of my blog etc however that diagnosis was removed in 2009. There are still some doctors that I see that believe I have MG and some that don't. No one can explain the Ptosis I suffer from daily or my breathing issues.
I am married and have a yellow Labrador, who features in my blog! I also collect Emma Bridgewater Pottery.
You can find me on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/themyastheniakid and Dembe's blog at www.thedemebediaries.com
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