Thursday, July 9, 2009

It Starts

Behcet's disease. That was my conclusion on Sept 6, 2006 for the reason for my wife's pain and varied health problems. Feb 2007 was when a Rheumatologist officially gave it that diagnosis.

I was going to use this blog to chronicle the journey of what we have learned in how to treat and hopefully beat this disease. It is now July 2009. I have been busy working on that goal but the experience has been such that I have not had the energy to share. I have learned a lot and hope to share that with others now.

I have been asked to speak at the American Behcet's Disease Association meeting in April 2010. I am a dentist with no credentials, or papers written on the subject other than that I have lived with trying to help my wife with the disease and have a mountain of research papers, notes and textbooks in my study on the subject. There has been a definite dental connection with the disease and I hope to spread the word concerning that so that dentists and patients alike can benefit from my experience.