“You have sepsis”: scariest words I’ve ever heard. If your immune system is compromised, it’s important to know about sepsis.

Before getting into my personal experience with sepsis, I bet some of you are wondering “What is sepsis?” According to the CDC, sepsis is the body’s extreme response to an infection. It is a life-threatening medical emergency and it happens when an infection you already have triggers a chain reaction throughout your body. Without timelyContinue reading ““You have sepsis”: scariest words I’ve ever heard. If your immune system is compromised, it’s important to know about sepsis.”

“What do you do?” It’s not an easy question for many of us to answer

“What do you do?” is the classic question that people meeting for the first time make small talk with. When I was able to work, this seemed like a natural question to ask and I was happy to share and to hear what others had to say. Since having to stop working due to myContinue reading ““What do you do?” It’s not an easy question for many of us to answer”

Bringing the invisible disease out of the shadows

I was diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) when I was 20 years old which means that I was diagnosed 21 years ago. I was young and many thought too young for arthritis. When I told people I had Ankylosing Spondylitis they would hear me say arthritis and think of their grandparents and not fully understandContinue reading “Bringing the invisible disease out of the shadows”

Side effects from medications can be as bad as the disease itself: Here are 10 solutions that work for me

Many of us who have autoimmune diseases have to take medications that cause a lot of side effects. You know those commercials that are on TV that talk about the drug for about 5 seconds and the rest of the commercial is spent listing the possible side effects? People wonder “Who in their right mindContinue reading “Side effects from medications can be as bad as the disease itself: Here are 10 solutions that work for me”

Thinking about ordering some CBD oil or other cannabis products online but aren’t sure how to do it…let me walk you through how easy it is

There are many different websites that sell cannabis online. It can be overwhelming with where to start. I will walk you through how easy it is for me to buy my prescription CBD oil online. I got my prescription from a doctor at a Pain Clinic because I really want to see if a dosingContinue reading “Thinking about ordering some CBD oil or other cannabis products online but aren’t sure how to do it…let me walk you through how easy it is”

Who’s in your corner? The importance of finding a committed healthcare team

If you aren’t making sure that you have the best healthcare team you can get, then I hope that after you’re done reading my article, you will start to reflect on your healthcare team in order to decide whether they are the right fit to look after the most precious thing you have, your health.Continue reading “Who’s in your corner? The importance of finding a committed healthcare team”

The disabled mom

When I was in remission, I worked really hard at anything that I did. My husband met me that way. We actually went to Australia for our honeymoon and went scuba diving in the Great Barrier Reef. It was the experience of a lifetime. I had ankylosing spondylitis already at that time but my diseaseContinue reading “The disabled mom”