What Not To Say To Someone With Chronic Illness

What Not To Say To Someone With Chronic Illness
  Biggest Pet Peeves Of People With Chronic Illness   Something interesting happens when you are diagnosed with a chronic illness, regardless of the disease or condition. Somehow, certain people in your life become medical experts. Fortunately for me, I come from a big, tight-knit family so I’m used to getting unsolicited advice on private ...

Life Lessons of Chronic Illness

Life Lessons of Chronic Illness
  What 8 Years of Chronic Illness Has Taught Me…Or A Look On The Positive Side   My oldest son just turned eight last week, which is a wonderful, happy time for my family. However, with the happiness that comes from seeing him grow into such an incredible person who I truly enjoy spending time ...

The Road to Autoimmune Disease Diagnosis

The Road to Autoimmune Disease Diagnosis
  My Experience With Getting An Autoimmune Disease Diagnosis   I get asked about my autoimmune disease a lot. New doctors ask me how I was diagnosed. Family members ask about my diagnosis and fellow parents and friends ask how I knew I had an autoimmune disease. I’ve had new friends – who didn’t know ...

Life With Young Kids and an Autoimmune Disease

Life With Young Kids and an Autoimmune Disease
How I Balance Parenting with an Autoimmune Disease   I have a husband, two young children (ages 7 and 3), a job, volunteer activities and an autoimmune condition (Ankylosing Spondylitis) and secondary fibromyalgia. While I prefer not to let me autoimmune disease get in the way of my life, unfortunately, they do sometimes (OK, more ...