Give me a boost…

Today, I got my booster vaccine shot. I tried signing up for a “booster” but all of the websites only asked for initial or second dose requests. I figured if I wasn’t able to get the shot today, I could at least figure out where/how to get it. I spoke with the pharmacy assistant who […]

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It’s a stranger thing…

I am always a bit shocked when I see the “hits” my blog gets that are outside of the United States. It kind of blows me away. I started this blog eleven years ago as a way to cope with feelings of isolation and sadness. It’s become a lot more over the years. I Just […]

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High Five…

All people living with Chronic illness have a diagnosis story. Typically, it is never a smooth journey to a diagnosis, especially when autoimmune issues are involved. Our symptoms often overlap and may take months or even years to get a clear cut answer. My personal journey started at age 14 but I never received an […]

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I’m angry

I am very angry and have been for a very long time. I’m angry that in my dogs final days I spent more than 75% of the time sitting in the car waiting for her instead of being able to hold and comfort her due to COVId-19. I’m grateful I was able to hold her […]

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it’s been a minute…

Hello! Remember me? I used to blog weekly about my life with rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, Graves Disease, and more recently depression. I took an unexpected break. I decided for the first time in 30 years the I would not work this summer. It’s going to hurt me financially, but my mind and body needed a […]

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Welcome, why don’t you stay a while…

Good news. I got good news. I feel like all I’ve written about lately is bad news. Honestly, getting good news is jarring after all this time.. Since January, I decided I needed to get healthier. Let me clarify, I needed to fix chronic medical issues so I could heal before trying to get healthy. […]

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April showers…..

I was determined to write about something that didn’t have to do with depression. I couldn’t do it. I lost so much in 2020, that somedays it feels unimaginable that I will be able to pull myself out. Ironically, social media has “memories” that pop up on your feed that highlight things that happened in […]

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The imperfect trifecta: Depression, Autoimmune/Autoinflammatory Arthritis, & Covid-19

I’ve been doing a bunch of series lately. First on COVID-19, then on depression. A fellow blogger, Rick Phillips from RADiabetes reached out and suggested that we should do a Podcast with my nonprofit’s AiArthritis Voice 360 Podcast on depression because he felt there were many patients in our community who were feeling the same […]

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How can I assist you?

My health has been a roller coaster lately. This past week my disease is basically out of control. I had to break out my cane because walking and balance were an issue. I woke up Friday morning feeling exhausted, but I got out of bed and forced myself to drive to work. I lasted 1.5 […]

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Certainly uncertain…

A year ago the world shut down. I remember sitting in my little office with two students and my high school intern. I was getting annoyed because the intern kept checking her phone. Suddenly she looks up and says, “My mom said we are closed for two weeks!” You can image the reaction of the […]

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