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During one of the interviews, Suzanne Rogers talked openly about her neuromuscular illness and how it affected her life. She also explained the way her face changed, and whether there is a cure available in such cases.
It’s a neuromuscular illness that comes from stress. There are a lot of neuromuscular illnesses like Parkinson’s, Lupus and MS, that come from stress. Mine is the lesser of all of them. There is no cure, but I’ve been in remission since 1995. It affected me from my neck up, including my eyes and my mouth and my voice. It really is a hellacious kind of thing as far as trying to get it into remission. You have to go on drugs like Prednisone. Your face blows up and you get a spare tire around your middle. That’s what I had to deal with when I was on the medication from ’84 to ’95. It was tricky but I realized how strong I was. The doctors had said I would never be in front of a camera again.