This past year, with Covid-19 in our lives, has been such a challenging time. It’s been especially challenging for those of us with chronic illness. We already live with the uncertainty of our health and many of us already had challenges with feeling isolated. So the past year has delivered an extra dose of anxiety to add to those concerns. But like most people in the world, we too have been excited about the vaccine. Because once we have a large percentage of every community vaccinated, we can all begin to heal — physically and emotionally. But is the vaccine safe for people with an autoimmune disease? Is the Covid-19 Vaccine recommended for Sjogren’s patients?
This week, we have some news about the Covid-19 vaccine that will help us rest more easily. (more…)
Let’s face it, if you have an autoimmune disease that limits your life, you are used to feeling isolated. And if you have had the disease long enough, you have learned how to cope with isolation. But for many of us, the holidays are a time when we store up our energy and jump into a fun-filled holiday season to be with the people we love. This year is different. Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, we are not gathering so that we can stay safe. However, a small holiday does not equal small love! (more…)
As Sjogren’s patients and caregivers of patients, you are likely very aware of what is happening with Covid-19. Hopefully, you have been reading the announcements put forth by the Foundation describing precautions to take and understanding if your immune system is compromised from medications. As Chair of the Board of the Sjogren’s Foundation, I just wanted to share some basic information as well as share what we are doing about events on our schedule. While you are taking personal precautions, the Sjogren’s Foundation supports social distancing as a key step in slowing the spread of this pandemic.
Here is the consolidated information on event changes and precautions for Covid/19 from the Sjogren’s Foundation.