9/5/2011--Ferndale. WA, USA..Heather Lewis holds one of her cats in her home in Ferndale, WASH., about 2 hours north of Seattle...Heather Lewis, 41, was diagnosed with Sjogrens Sydrome at age 31 - which is young for such a diagnosis. She is a nurse, which probably helped aid her early diagnosis. This summer she was experiencing a pretty bad inflammatory phase of the disease, so she had debilitating fatigue. She is now on methotrexate, a medication to help her manage her symptoms that has strong side effects...©2011 Stuart Isett. All rights reserved.