By the time a child is a teenager, food helps them celebrate and often helps to comfort. That was my draw to food. When nothing else felt good. Food made me feel better.
No one argues that there is a negative stigma and often times painful comments that come in response to people who say “I’m in constant pain.” *Warning: Graphic pictures included that may be upsetting to the squeamish.
I’m nervous to see what is to become of the city I was born in, Daytona, as well as the beautiful beach that I love, Flagler Beach. However, my biggest concern is for those who are ill. Whether they are chronically ill, or those fighting for their lives, this is an insanely scary time.
When battling autoimmune disease, or any other disease, the days that symptoms are minimal, must be enjoyed to the fullest! We must not forget to live.
Living with autoimmune diseases is a constant struggle of finding the right balance. How much fun is too much fun. How much sleep is too much sleep. How much work can be done without robbing you of any enjoyment in your life? Each activity is a mental juggle in your head because you know if […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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