Category: Getting Diagnosed

Advocating for health

Are you an advocate for health?  If you have been diagnosed with a chronic condition, or you are suffering from an undiagnosed mystery illness, you are going to need to be.  The fact is, no one cares about how badly you are doing or… Continue Reading “Advocating for health”

Newly Diagnosed? What you need to know about Rheumatoid Arthritis

If you’re reading this, you’ve probably recently been told you have Rheumatoid Arthritis.  If you’ve just joined the millions of people in the world with RA you probably have a lot of questions.  I know I certainly did.  If you’re anything like me, you’ve… Continue Reading “Newly Diagnosed? What you need to know about Rheumatoid Arthritis”

Why You Need To Be Your Own Doctor

You have to be your own doctor.  A phrase we have all likely heard at one time or another, until recently I thought it simply meant you need to pay attention to your own symptoms and what your body is doing and ask for… Continue Reading “Why You Need To Be Your Own Doctor”

The High Cost of Insurance-Scripted Medicine

“You probably have the same virus everyone else has.”  The words, coming from a trained professional, do not hold the comfort I’m sure this well-intentioned doctor means them to.  She doesn’t seem to realize what I immediately understand from her statement.  Her words, meant… Continue Reading “The High Cost of Insurance-Scripted Medicine”

Accepting the unacceptable- when it is okay to refuse to make lemonade

Dealing with setbacks can be challenging. Sometimes it is okay to not be okay. To refuse to turn those lemons into lemonade.

The Road to Diagnosis

“Hope is like a road in the country; there was never a road, but when many people walk on it, the road comes into existence.” -Lin Yutang Photo by Johannes Plenio on Pexels.com If you have an autoimmune diagnosis, there is a pretty good… Continue Reading “The Road to Diagnosis”

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