I try to manage my time to conserve energy.
Everyone who has sarcoidosis is affected differently.
In a way, I have simplified my life by setting priorities.
Concealing an illness is like keeping a beach ball under water.
I don't have feeling in my feet to my fingertips; I also have active lesions in my bone marrow and in my eyes.
My family has been amazing, and they understand how blessed I am. They've been able to keep my sense of humor.
I did as much research as I could and I took ownership of this illness, because if you don't take care of your body, where are you going to live?
A lot of people asked me if it was frustrating not having a clear specific diagnosis, but I didn't mind, I just chose the most optimistic diagnosis.
In addition, I'll be attending women's health expos and medical conferences with the goal to promote dialogue between women and their health-care providers.
I am enormously honored to be one of the spokesmen of the New Age Womens Health Campaign, so you'll be seeing me in public service announcements and public appearances supporting the campaign.