My name is Lasaunia Thompson. I lived with a disease for 7 years that didn’t have a name. It came out of nowhere and was extremely painful. It came with painful wounds that would take well over a year to heal. It was so painful that my 100% cotton sheets couldn’t touch my skin.
Despite going through various medical procedures, office visits, tests, and emergency room visits, I was told time and time again by doctors that I was a mystery. I would say no, my name is Lasaunia. I am not a mystery. What I have is a mystery.
One day, I prayed and told God that if you chose me to be the vessel to carry this disease, then you have to give me some peace to deal with it.
I started affirming myself and changed my thoughts and perspective on how I saw my wounds and this disease.
I started journaling and waiting for God to guide me on what’s next.
In January 2021, I was diagnosed with a rare disease called Pyoderma Gangrenosum. PG is a rare condition that causes large, painful sores (ulcers) to develop on your skin, most often on your legs .
My rheumatologist prescribed some medications that helped me to start living a great quality of life.
I encourage any who is going through difficult times to trust in God, write down your thoughts, and extend yourself some grace. I believe victory is possible for everyone.
I share my story as a testimony to help others see that there truly is victory on the other side of through.
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