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Tag Archives: Lupus
More Ways to Help The Spoon Lady!
Christine Miserandino, creator of the Spoon Theory, is at the halfway mark towards her Go Fund Me Goal. Years of steroid use for controlling her Lupus have caused most of her teeth to fall out. Her dental and her medical … Continue reading
When I Look in the Mirror…
This is my first time posting with Finish the Sentence Friday. If you would like to link up or check it out you can do so here. Today’s prompt is “When I Look in the Mirror…” My first thought is … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged chronic illness, Depression, Finish the Sentence Friday, Lupus, Mental Illness, Rheumatoid Arthritis 10 Comments
Trip to the Surgeon
I saw the surgeon yesterday to see about my gallbladder issues and he told me that in the absence of pain he did not believe that my gallbladder was the cause of my problems. Part of me was disappointed because … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged diabetes, Emily, Fibro, Fibromyalgia, gallbladder, Jacques, Lesser Known Symptoms of Fibromyalgia, Lupus, Mental Illness, nausea, Pinterest, Tyler 5 Comments
Health and Holiday Update
So I am still experiencing nausea with a low grade fever. You can also add to that periods of excessive sweating and mega thirst and urination. The thirst and urination could be blamed on high blood sugar, except my blood … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged Christmas, Emily, gallbladder, Gallstone, Grant, HIDA scan, holidays, Jacques, low grade fever, Lupus, nausea, Tyler 2 Comments
The other week I went to my new Rheumatologist. After three tries at the Cleveland Clinic, I have finally found a Rheum whom I love! He questioned my Lyme Disease diagnosis,` and I have an appointment with an Infectious Disease … Continue reading
If I Could Have Done Things Differently…
Inspired by Mama Kat’s Writer’s Workshop. 2.) You HAVE to go back in time and choose a different career path for yourself. What do you choose? This is a question I have asked myself many times. In my mind I … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged Bipolar, Chronically Ill, Diabetic, disabled, Emily, Lupus, Mama Kat's Writer's Workshop, mentally ill 6 Comments
So I decided to go to my Rheumatologist appointment despite having very little symptoms of Lyme Disease or any of my diseases such as Lupus, and I want to thank those who commented here and on Facebook who convinced me … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged Emily, Herxheimer Reaction, Lupus, Lyme Disease 5 Comments
Thinking About Canceling My Appointment, What Do You Think?
Last month I was having extreme fatigue. The kind where if you could even make it to a shower, that would be your only “event” of the day, you were done. Where it hurt to life your arm. Where you … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged Emily, Fibromyalgia, Lupus, Lyme Disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis 3 Comments
Lovely In Her Bones
I have been dealing with either Osteopenia or Osteoporosis for four years now. When I had my first bone density test I was classified as having Osteopenia. Despite calcium supplements, my next test (two years later because insurance won’t pay … Continue reading
Inspired by Mama Kat’s Writer’s Workshop. 2.) We’re going around the table and it’s your turn to share what you are thankful for…go! To say that I am thankful for my husband, child and I being able to be together … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged But You Don't Look Sick, Costochondritis, Emily, Fibromyalgia, holiday, holidays, Interstitial Cystitis, Invisible Illness, Lupus, Mama Kat's Writer's Workshop, Massachusetts. handicapped placard, Myofascial Pain, New Jersey, Ohio, Thanksgiving, The Cleveland Clinic 2 Comments