Friday, September 02, 2011

Venus Williams

I feel really badly for Venus Williams, who just dropped out of the US Open and was recently diagnosed with Sjogren's syndrome, an autoimmune disease. At the same time, it is validating that I am not a wimp when I can't do things because of the RA. Autoimmune diseases ARE serious. They really take a lot out of you when they act up. Luckily for me, most of the time mine is under control. Hope she gets to that point quickly and gets back in the game.


fancy nancy said...

I saw that she had dropped out but didn't know are NO wimp!

Anonymous said...

I heard about this yesterday. Looks like she had symptoms for years and sounds relieved that they finally diagnosed her. I can imagine she feels validated, too, world-class athlete that she is!!!!

deb aka murphthesurf said...

My heart goes out to her. And I hope she can find relief and continue at her game. She has been an inspiration prior to her diagnoses and I am sure she will continue to be one now.