I am a 59 year old with TS. We sure hadn’t heard of it or knew anything about it when I was diagnosed at age 16. I did meet three other girls with TS while in the research unit of a children’s hospital in Chicago. I also have sarcoidosis, a rare autoimmune disorder, which I had never heard of either. To top that all off, I was diagnosed with leukemia a year and a half ago. God has blessed me because it is slow progressing and I haven’t had to start chemotherapy yet, even though the doctor said that the genetic makeup shows that it can be rapidly developing.
I have an Associate Degree in computer programming and worked for the state of Illinois working up from a data input operator to a computer systems analyst until retiring. I am married and we were very blessed to adopt a newborn girl. She is now a 33 year old woman, married three years ago, and became the mother of our beautiful granddaughter and a lawyer at the end of last year. I really enjoy retirement and am very active in church activities and Bible studies. I am also involved in a women’s ministry that tries to bring God’s Word to the unchurched. In my spare time I like reading, embroidering, and we like to travel. We have been to London, Scotland, the lower Mississippi River on a river boat cruise, Alaska, and most recently Israel.