How to build your healthcare team

I have been told countless times that I have a great medical team managing all of the different aspects of my autoimmune battle. “Absolutely!” I say. However, it hasn’t always been the case. For decades, various symptoms were surfacing; but each symptom was being treated without looking deeper into possible reasons for all of them.   […]

When another MRI could lead to another diagnosis

A few weeks ago, at my monthly check in with my neurologist, we decided we needed to do one more MRI. I’d recently had some eye symptoms that were concerning. When all of my original neurological symptoms started over five years ago, the first thing my doctors considered was that Multiple Sclerosis, yet another autoimmune […]

Yeah! A Diagnosis. Now what?

Finally, a diagnosis. You may have heard the name of which autoimmune disease your rheumy (a sweet nickname for Rheumatologist) told you. Chances are you have never heard of it before! You probably grabbed a pen and asked for them to spell it for you, too. I know I did.  I still to this day […]

Introducing The Battle Within to the BDN blog network

Introducing The Battle Within to the BDN blog network!