I Put on a Bra Today!

You read that right. Today I put on a bra to… wait for it.. Leave the house! That’s right. I actually went out today, and for more than just a quick 15 min store run. I put on real clothes, including a bra and jeans. I even put on makeup and jewelry. What was theContinue reading “I Put on a Bra Today!”

Fashion Choices during a Flare

I’ve been wearing the same clothes for 3 days now. I shower each night so I’m not dirty or smelly. I lay around all day so I don’t sweat or get dirty. I don’t leave the house or play outside, especially in the winter. I also don’t see anyone other than my husband and children,Continue reading “Fashion Choices during a Flare”

I Almost Died from a Hysterectomy

Dec 10, 2020 Today is three weeks since I’ve had my hysterectomy.  I’m still recovering and quite sore.  The surgery has also put me into a flare.  I’m disappointed, but not surprised.  Any trauma is not tolerated by my body and I pay the price for weeks to months afterwards. On November 19th, 2020 IContinue reading “I Almost Died from a Hysterectomy”

Another Friday

Today started off like most lately.  I woke up feeling sick and in pain.  My stomach was cramping and feeling like I had eaten rocks the night before. I spent most of yesterday eating as much as I could handle since I’m trying desperately to gain precious weight back.  My body ached and did NOTContinue reading “Another Friday”

My Illness: the diagnosis

I have an autoimmune disease called Sjogren’s (Show-grins) Syndrome.  I kind of describe it like a mix between Lupus, Rheumatoid arthritis, and MS.  I was officially diagnosed at 32 years old in 2013 but I’m sure I’ve had it since I was in my early 20’s.  I experienced many of my symptoms when I wasContinue reading “My Illness: the diagnosis”