Kids come up to me all the time and say, 'Once I was going through a really bad time, and I saw you crash and get up, and it inspired me.'Evel Knievel
So there you were, going about your own business, running up hills like a mountain goat and generally enjoying life, when without too much warning you arrived all ends up, in hospital.
Or perhaps you had a gentle collision, which seemed to go on forever, like a slow motion film. Either way, the result was the same.
You have been diagnosed with EGPA.
No-one really sure what's gone wrong. With any luck your EGPA was quickly diagnosed amongst medical mutterings of eosinophils, asthma and the like. All of it was a blur.
For many, the process of diagnosis is very long. It can take weeks, months or even years. Unfortunately, at the early stages of the disease its imposible to differentiate it from other illnesses and diagnoses almost always occurs only after a crash, or a series of crashes.
Some weeks later, with dust settled, drugs administered and hospital food the daily highlight, reality finally dawned. Life is going to change! What is this reality and how will the resulting crash damage be fixed?