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.


  1. I haven't commented before now because my computer won't let me when comments are set up like they are on your blog. I've commandeered another computer so I can finally write something.

    I'm excited that you're going to speak at the Behçet's conference. Can we come?

  2. Thank you so much for coming and speaking at the conference! I'm looking forward to more from you in the future :)

  3. Tiffanie,
    Thank you for the comment. I was wondering if any one besides my daughter would see this Blog after the ABDA conference. As you can see, I have not done a lot with this yet, but I plan on adding much more now. Look on the site next week for a survey that will be there on dental complications from Behcet's.

    David Petersen