* as she sings, "but I kinda like the music".That was Spain, but...WHATEVER!
It's true, I've never been to Texas, But a small sampling of my salivary glands have been. They left the inside of my lower lip last Thursday , got themselves to the University of Texas to be studied for the presence of Sjogrens Syndrome.
The procedure was basically painless with just a few disolvable stitches, but for three days I had lips that rivaled those of the OctoMom.
I have been told that the lip biopsy is the definitive test for the presence of Sjogrens. An earlier battery of blood work was somehow not conclusive, even though it also read "positive".
As with most things medical, the more I read about Sjogrens the more I don't understand. It can be as simple and annoying as having dry eyes and mouth (apparently from those pesky white cells attacking and destroying the cells in your glandular tissue much as MS does with your myelin sheaths) to having a host of symptoms from it affecting your joints, organs and central nervous system.