Tagged: autoimmmue disease.

Are You Sick or Crazy?

Are You Sick or Crazy?

  It’s been almost two years. On a Sunday in November of 2013, after having attending a military ball with my husband, I woke up unable to walk, covered in lesions, with multiple joints filled with fluid. I was taken to the hospital and we began a long journey of tests and doctors visits, and…

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Stage of Grief: Anger. Stage of Life? Unknown

Stage of Grief: Anger. Stage of Life? Unknown. Sometimes the anger is overwhelming, almost blinding. It's to be expected, I suppose. There are stages of grief even when you are mourning your former self, and no one can stay calm and collected forever.

Sometimes the anger is overwhelming, almost blinding. It’s to be expected, I suppose. There are stages of grief even when you are mourning your former self, and no one can stay calm and collected forever. When I woke up unable to walk 17 months ago, I was terrified. Stump doctors and no answers magnified that…

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I Don’t Have Flareups, I Have Breakdowns

I don't have flare ups, I have break downs...

Today started like any other day does. Each morning, I begin to squint and wipe the sleep from my eyes before I start to take mental stock/inventory. All my limbs are currently here, just as they were yesterday. But are they all working? Most people begin the day with a yawn and stretch. We, as…

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I See You Staring. Trust Me, You Aren’t That Smooth

I May Not Look Sick, But You Don't Look Stupid. Looks Can Be Deceiving

  I have bipolar disorder, so I’m no stranger to people not understanding me.  It’s hard when your moods are iffy to commit to things and that makes me flaky sometimes.  I’m used to people not understanding what is wrong with me or that I’m ill because they can’t see it.  And arthritis is no…

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