My name is Dave. I was diagnosed with Sjogren’s Syndrome in 2013 it took 4 doctors and
almost 8 years to get that diagnoses. My life has changed slowly over the next 8 years, I worked fulltime as a Sales Rep as well I was a Rep soccer coach, a Rep football coach now I’m unable to work.
I have Sjogren’s Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Fatigue, Spinal Stenosis, Sensory Ataxia, Small Fiber Neuropathy, Hypertension, Restless Leg Syndrome, Sleep Apnea, Enlarged Liver, GERD, Multiple Ischemic Microangiopathic changes on brain, Spinal Stenosis, both Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid arthritis and Chronic headaches. I also had 13 Concussions causing possible TBI/CTE.
I have been on CPP Disability for over 3 years and it does not pay the bills. So I had to find a way to earn extra income, but the fact that I sleep anywhere from 12-14 hours a day because of fatigue it doesn’t offer a lot of choices.