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A New Pharmaceutical Hope

I give You my apathy
I'm giving You all of me
I want Your symphony
Singing in all that I am
At the top of my lungs I'm giving it back

Most of you know I have a pretty severe genetic skin condition where my immune system is causing severe eczema on my skin all over my body. I have awesome news - a big pharma is in final stages of developing a massively effective drug for my exact issue, and the dermatologist I saw this morning is friends with the folks who do clinical trials in Edmonton, so he said he wants me in the first clinical trial for it within 1-3 months. In the first 3 phases, it cured the issue for over 75% of people. Not only that, but there's a drug with no alarming side effects to replace the super nasty immunosuppressant drug I was taking for it before (the same stuff they use for organ transplants), so either way I'm going to be better off. I am so excited, I came out of the appointment that I just waited 6 months for crying for joy.

So many years waiting. Best of all, I know that when Paul and I have kids, if I happen to pass the genes to them, which is a 50/50 chance, they'll be taken care of, too and won't have to suffer like I did. The drugs are safe for kids.

It's so overwhelming! So good to have good news.
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