The War Within Me | Autism: Finding Treasures In The Dust
There is a very real war being fought inside of me. My immune system has decided to attack my entire body with full intent to bring back no survivors. Little cells gone wild within have joined forces, calling themselves Rheumatoid Disease (RD), and have decided to attack my joints; they think my joints are the Enemy. They also think any area of the body that has synovial membranes, is also the enemy--which includes the lining of the heart and lungs. For some reason I have yet to understand, it also attacks my skin and mucous membranes, causing secondary Sjogrens syndrome. It really is a war. It especially feels like a war when I inject my own army of blocker-cells (Humira) into my thigh every other week, and those little guys: they mean business! They bind and they block. They bind themselves to the those TNF cells (part of the RD army) so they aren't effective in causing inflammation and the TNF's are then blocked. It kind of reminds me of the story of Gideon when God confused the