I’m the mother of an 11-year-old dancer/cupcake baker/Survivor buff and wife to an amazing college baseball coach who contracted dermatomyositis in the months leading up to our wedding in 2010.
He was hospitalized in April 2011, where he finally was correctly diagnosed. Initially, his rheumatologist thought it was lupus. At the time, my once-athletic husband was a few months shy of 40.
This site is my attempt to understand, and hopefully shed light, on what seems to be an increasingly prevalent problem in people of all ages.