Marching on and on and on….

In my final installment of honoring both Autoimmune Disease Awareness and Women's History month, some people I consider the rock stars of advocacy. First up: MarlaJan Wexler-Gormley from Luck Fupas. I met MarlaJan at a Wego Health conference in which she was the Conference Host and featured speaker. Her health issues are quite overwhelming ranging... Continue Reading →

Marching on…and on…

March is both Autoimmune Disease Awareness and Women's History month. To honor both, I'm highlighting female advocates who have inspired me, motivated me, and befriended me. In this third issues, I've decided to feature three women that make me want to be a better advocate. First up is Kerry Wong from Float like a Butterfly.... Continue Reading →

Slide and twist….

I used to joke that if I ever woke up without pain, I'd think I was dead. I should clarify that I often wake up without pain, but as soon as I attempt to move... YOWZA This past summer, my diagnosis changed from rheumatoid arthritis to non-radiographic ankylosing spondylitis. My back has been killing me... Continue Reading →


tWitch's death has spread around the globe and rocked many. He shone a light on your screens via television and social media. His life seemed golden and perfect with a beautiful family and successful career. Through this all, I've seen some posts where people claimed he was "selfish" and he had "so many options". These... Continue Reading →

So I did a thing….or two…

I haven't blogged in a while. Recovering from pneumonia was difficult, then I caught COVID..... After 2 years and 8 months of avoiding the dreaded virus, I tested positive. I had a mild case. Bad cold without a fever. Due to my immunocompromised status, my doctor prescribed Paxlovid, the antiviral medication. Although my COVID symptoms... Continue Reading →

One step at a time…

It's been a hot minute since I've posted a blog. There are 15 blogs in my drafts that I just couldn't finish. I feel like I lost my voice for a bit. I've lived in pain for over 20 years. This past year; however, I feel like my disease is out of control. Medication barely... Continue Reading →

Dipping my toes back in…

I've been riding a low wave lately. I'm coming up on the year anniversary of losing my dad to COVID19. I continue to have feelings of anger, heartache, disbelief, and utter grief. Honestly, most days, I struggle to get out of bed. I took a huge chunk of 2021 off to work on myself. To... Continue Reading →

April showers…..

Photo credit: gfpeck 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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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