Signs & Symptoms
As a teenager I knew there was something wrong, but I didn’t know how to describe it. I would exercise and lift weights, but I wasn’t getting any stronger and it almost seemed like it was doing the opposite. Those around me thought I was just lazy, plus there were a lot of other problems surrounding me, so my attention was averted elsewhere.
First and foremost I’m a single dad to 2 amazing kids who are 7 & 5. My children are the most important thing in my life, they make me so happy, my only regret is not being able to see them on a more consistent basis. I worked for a software company for about a decade until I was let go a couple years ago. Prior to that I worked in security, was a butcher and was in the armed forces for a short stint until my symptoms grew too severe to continue. I have a small but very strong support network in place consisting of very close friends (who I consider family) and certain family members. I would be completely lost without them.
Symptoms started at 20
Diagnosed at 38
“I love and cherish my two children Katelyn and Carter above all others.”