My name is Sandy Burkett and I have joined the other 4,000,000 (+) Americans who suffer from Sjogren’s (pronounced Sho-grins) Syndrome. According to the Sjogren’s Syndrome Foundation, 9 out of 10 Sjogren’s sufferers are women. So I am in the majority of folks who share this autoimmune disorder; and in the minority of folks who understand it. I live in Pittsburgh, PA. Driven by complete frustration, I have decided to chronicle my Sjogren’s journey.
I know that there are Sjogren’s Syndrome reference sites (see side panel) which provide all of the medical descriptions; diagnosis criteria; treatments and research studies currently being conducted. My intention for this site is that it is presented from the patient perspective. I hope to obtain many patient contributions to more fully highlight Sjogren’s Syndrome from the individual who has to live this journey each day.