Today's the day I turn "Sweet 16" (does this mean I get my dm driver's license now?), and 16 years ago, it all began with a phone call.
My doctor called to tell me I needed to come in right away. My sedimentation rate was way up and she needed to find out why. So off I went, back to the health center for another battery of tests. More blood tests, urine tests and a chest x-ray (did I mention that I had been coughing, loudly and violently, for about 2 months at that point?). When I… Continue