It’s ok to be Unproductive Sometimes

I changed my clothes today after about a week. I’m still wearing sweats and no bra, but I feel like I look a little cuter; a little more stylish. Maybe I don’t, but I feel like I do so I’ll just go with it. I really do get tired of always looking like a slob.Continue reading “It’s ok to be Unproductive Sometimes”

Snow Day!

Yesterday was our first big snow of the season. We had a Nor’Easter which gave us about 7 inches of fresh, fluffy snow. I love the snow but only when I don’t have anywhere to go. This is also the first snow in our new house. The landscape is absolutely gorgeous! We have such aContinue reading “Snow Day!”

Learning How to Save Myself…

I wanted to write this blog to share something that has truly helped me during my darkest times. I was drowning in pain, depression, hopelessness, and despair and I needed to find a way to save myself. This is how I’m doing it. Its true that when you are sick, tired, and in pain nearlyContinue reading “Learning How to Save Myself…”

My Not-So-Invisible Illness

I’ve always referred to my chronic health problems as my “invisible illness”. In a lot of ways it is invisible. In general, I appear to be a normal, healthy 39 year old mother of 4. This is especially true for the rare times that I feel good. However, over the last few years as myContinue reading “My Not-So-Invisible Illness”

Leveling Up in the Disability Game

Like many people who suffer from a chronic illness, I require the use of mobility aids. I had a very hard time admitting this to myself. I was admitting defeat. I couldn’t function like everyone else anymore. I had to accept a new term to describe myself; DISABLED. It hurt! I couldn’t accept it. IContinue reading “Leveling Up in the Disability Game”

Who Am I?

Hello dear reader. My name is Meredith and I’m 39 (as of this post) living on Long Island in NY. I’m a mother of 4 boys. I also have an autoimmune disease called Sjogren’s Syndrome. About 8 years ago my life was derailed when I was diagnosed with Sjogren’s Syndrome. Well the diagnosis didn’t derailContinue reading “Who Am I?”

Feed the Birds…

Being stuck at home all the time is horribly boring and isolating. Even though I live with my husband and 4 children, I am still terribly lonely. The loneliness is excruciating! I crave human interaction, even though I often can’t handle much of it. It’s easy to get sucked into depression, and I often findContinue reading “Feed the Birds…”

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”