Becoming Incurable is a documentary feature film that explores the transformation of three individuals who became diagnosed with chronic, incurable illnesses.
The film’s mission is to empower, educate, and surprise viewers through three affecting narratives shaped by their chronic illness journey.
Illness: Chronic Lyme Disease
Length of Misdiagnosis: 4 years
Length of Time with Symptoms: 10 years
Symptoms: Severe migraines, mold illness, chronic fatigue, fainting episodes, joint pain, muscle pain, brain fog, short term memory, shortness of breath, dizziness, poor sleep, night sweats, allergic reactions, stress, depression.
Illness: Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS)
Length of Misdiagnosis: 8 years
Length of Time with Symptoms: 18 years
Symptoms: Intense level of pain in joints, back, spine, hips, wrists; inflammation, stiffness in joints, soreness, chronic fatigue, breathing issues, stress, depression.
Leo (Junie) Suan
Illness: Severe Dystonia
Length of Misdiagnosis: 2 years
Length of Time with Symptoms: 5 years
Symptoms: Muscle cramping, involuntary jaw movements, postural instability, muscle tightness, swallowing difficulty, sharp back pain, sharp neck pain, severe joint stiffness, stress.