Tag: chronic disease

Real Talk: The Coron-Anxiety

Getting real around here to talk about mental health and coronavirus anxiety.

The Autoimmune Protocol

The one where I talk about the AIP “diet” and ask for your advice, experience, and tips and tricks on transitioning into this lifestyle.

When Bad News Is Good News

Throughout the years of being diagnosed with numerous autoimmune/chronic diseases, I’ve learned that it can be a complete mind-fuck. Sorry for the bluntness, but it’s really the only way to describe it. What you think is good news is bad news; what should be… Continue Reading “When Bad News Is Good News”

An Open Letter To: ____ (The World Around Me)

I have talked a lot about this in the past. When you have chronic illnesses, the difference between visible and invisible illnesses becomes a large part of your interactions with the world around you. It’s a conundrum because you want people to understand what you’re going through, yet you also don’t want it to be the first thing people notice about you.

A Health Update: Off Meds

It’s been a long time since I’ve written a true health update here. However, while a great deal has happened, there are still no answers or conclusions to share with everyone. Maybe that’s why I’ve been avoiding writing about this–I still have so many unanswered questions. But for my own benefit of recording my health status accurately, and to catch us all up to at least where we stand today, it’s important that I share what I know thus far.

“You Don’t Have Cancer, But You Should Take Chemo”

This post is a little overdue.. I think I might have been procrastinating it because there are many things to update with regards to my health. So I apologize that it’s a little lengthy. As per usual, it’s one step forward, three steps back,… Continue Reading ““You Don’t Have Cancer, But You Should Take Chemo””

Interview: Mayo Clinic Opens First of its Kind Well Living Lab

Today I have a post that is slightly different than the norm. As I mentioned, I recently attended the Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation Transform conference. During the first day of the conference, Mayo Clinic revealed their new Well Living Lab, a first of its… Continue Reading “Interview: Mayo Clinic Opens First of its Kind Well Living Lab”

Patients: If You’re Not First You’re Last

If I had to pick a constant in my life, something I hear and work towards continuously, and something that has been under the microscope for the past week and for the next three days, what would it be? That’s easy: patient first. Patients.… Continue Reading “Patients: If You’re Not First You’re Last”

Home Is Wherever I’m With You

I’m currently out in Palo Alto, CA attending the Stanford Medicine X #MedX conference. A few hours into Day 2, and I know I need to get some thoughts down and try to dissemble the jumble of words floating around my head right now. Also,… Continue Reading “Home Is Wherever I’m With You”

Fighting Through The Lesser Of Two Evils

As I’ve introduced before and teased in my last blog post, I’ve been attending an intensive 10-week program at Mary Free Bed Rehabiliation Hospital in Grand Rapids, MI. To learn more about the basics of the program, read here.  The program incorporates nursing, medical,… Continue Reading “Fighting Through The Lesser Of Two Evils”

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