Have to admit: When I first hear the slogan, I was a little put off – sounded too kiddish. But I’ve grown to like it.
If you hear hoofbeats, think horse, not zebra.
That’s the mantra for physicians, a tried and effective means for the diagnosis of disease. The mantra failed me. After too many years of sinus infections and surgeries, I ran across a doctor who listened, tested, and discovered I wasn’t just another horse galloping through the office. I started with the correct medications, and twenty years later, I’m going strong.
Primary Immune Deficiencies (PI) come in many flavors and strengths. (Do not confuse with Acquired Immune Deficiencies.) Since joining a support group, I’ve found many people with multiple forms of PIs, so I’m learning more and more about PIs.
One of the most important things I’ve learned is that most people don’t know PIs exist or understand them. That’s why I’m walking: Increase awareness and raise money for research. I can easily make the one-mile walk, many with PIs can’t.
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