I’ll begin by saying that my ego took a SUPREME hit while suffering with my autoimmune disease (Sarcoidosis); the medication has caused changes in my physical appearance than I was ready for. Although I have taken the changes in stride, I feel like bits and pieces of me are in small jars in the bathroom. I have been writing and tried self publishing but am not confident enough it seems to get out there and promote. My smile was what everyone remembered about me and now most of it is in a small case in the bathroom, I didn’t mind losing hair because I’ve always loved wigs but I just feel different. Although I have survived these 10 years on medication, my confidence is shaken (not sitrred) and I want it back. My books are good but I cannot seem to project that. I am afraid which is something I have never been before which and I guess I shouldn’t let the cosmetic changes affect me in this way. But they do. Help is appreciated. I’m 54 and love my job but see better things ahead if I can confidently move forward.