My Not-So-Happy Birthday

Tomorrow is my 40th birthday. I have mixed feelings about this. In the last 10 years or so, my birthday brings me sadness. There wasn’t any particular event that permanently ruined my special day. I try to be happy about the celebration of another year of life, but there is always a darkness, a heavinessContinue reading “My Not-So-Happy Birthday”

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”