“I am ready to not schedule my entire life around my IVIG treatment schedule,” I said. Every concert announcement, travel opportunity, or family gathering sent me to my IVIG calendar before I would commit.
Betty Ann has many gifts as well. No matter the challenge, she radiates positivity. She is the reason I continued with my blog, which led to writing my column, ‘LEMme Tell Ya.’
Every patient who is experiencing delays or has been denied treatment is asking themselves, “How quickly will my symptoms escalate?”
Imagine reading about how life-changing a med is and not being able to have a doctor write it for you?
It was either take my meds and continue the date like normal or not take my meds and have difficulty walking back to my car.
What started as a way to rebuild my self-worth and to help others with invisible illnesses to advocate for themselves, literally has taken me to places I never imagined
A 5-hour round trip ride on the back of my friend’s Harley to the coast of Maine wouldn’t have been possible prior to IVIG. I had so much fun I made him take me for a longer ride the very next day!
Most surprisingly, my professional world and personal autoimmune battle have collided in a way that I never would have imagined.
“The one thing I’ve learned about friends is that the good ones are
rare.” Lauren Conrad
I used to only think of the seasons with the exterior changes in the world around me. However, as an autoimmune warrior, I now know my interior changes will accompany what is going on outside.