My name is Angela Patton and I was diagnosed with CIDP in May of 2017 at the age of 21. When I started showing symptoms, doctors struggled to find an accurate diagnoses for about eight months. During those eight months, I was barley able to walk which strongly impacted my educational and professional life. Throughout my journey with CIDP, I have been on various treatments including, steriods, IVIg, physical therapies, and most recently SubQ-Ig.
Here I am now, four years later, able to walk, hike, and continue my professional life. It has taken a lot of time, patience, and hard work to get to where I am today. One of my biggest passions is helping patients navigate the changes illness can cause.