I’m Susan Alynne –

the CVIDiva!

Living with CVID, but still a DIVA!

Living with a Primary Immunodeficiency isn’t always pretty…but knowledge, support, and a little advice can help you live your life to its fullest!

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Meet Me – The CVID Diva!

Hi there! My life has completely changed because of a CVID diagnosis! After an almost 10-year search for the root cause of bacterial and viral infections, autoimmune disorders, chronic pain and fatigue, I was finally-FINALLY diagnosed in October 2017.

Before I go any further, you need to know that despite its name, Common Variable Immune Deficiency is actually a rare Primary Immunodeficiency Disease (PIDD).

Before 2017, if you saw me shopping at my local Walmart, you’d never know I’d soon be on my way to becoming the CVIDiva! You’d have seen just your average, middle-aged, stressed out mom in all her yoga-pant-clad glory dragging two young and disgruntled boys up and down the aisles hurling items into the cart so I could rush back to my home office and my work as a full-time saleswoman. (I have a husband of 14 years, but he makes it a common practice not to frequent Walmart!)

Such was a sweet, sweet life though I didn’t fully appreciate it at the time…because then I got sick. REAL SICK. I mean, the I-can’t-get-out-of-bed-and-I-don’t-know-why-kind-of-SICK. (Hooked ya, huh?)

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