Tagged: autoimmune

What Makes You Qualified to Judge My Disability?

What Makes You Qualified to Judge My Disability?

Just because someone doesn’t meet your personal definition of disabled, doesn’t give you the right to judge them and deem them not disabled in your layperson’s court of disability law. It is not your decision to make, nor your place to pass judgment based on your ignorance. There are many ways someone can be disabled….

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Cures for Autoimmune Diseases According to the Internet

10 Cures for Autoimmune Diseases According to the Internet

Autoimmune diseases are terribly misunderstood.  Even in the medical community they are largely just a big question mark branded onto a person.  They don’t know what causes them, they don’t know how to cure them, they don’t always know exactly what you have or why.  There are usually more questions than actual answers. My own…

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How I Use a Pedometer to Manage My Arthritis

  After a year of hardly walking, my Rheumatologist suggested a pedometer. I had read this advice in nearly every single article about coping and getting stronger when you have autoimmune arthritis. Everyone shouts at you to get a pedometer. After researching and deciding on the one that fit my wants and needs, I began…

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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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