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Anxiety Overload

With three weeks to go before leaving for University, Patty has developed inflammation in her eye (iritis). This is nothing to mess around with. Symptoms of Iritis include pain, sensitivity to light, blurred vision, etc. 465 more words


Crohn's and a new study...

I have Crohn’s. This is an inflammatory disease which manifests for me in acute diarrhea and for which you need to see a gastroenterologist. One of the quirky things with Crohn’s is that it can also manifest in what is termed as extra-intestinal disease; i.e., conditions that have nothing to do with your guts. 515 more words

Crystal Bridges

Starch: the good, the bad, and the ugly

There’s some debate out there about starch in our diets. Some say you need it to live; some say it will make your life miserable. As always, the truth lies somewhere in the middle, and it all depends on your body and how you digest food. 567 more words


Chronic Inflammation--the Cause of my Uveitis?

Inflammation: The act of inflaming or the state of being inflamed.

Inflammation:  Localized protective reaction of tissue to irritation, injury, or infection, characterized by pain, redness, swelling, and sometimes loss of function. 2,218 more words


My Poor, Abandoned Readers!

Dear readers,

I know it has been literally 4 months since my last post, but I can explain. It’s not you, it’s definitely me. I’ve just had the craziest summer ever, and the aim of this post is just to update you on that, as well as to get back into the routine of writing blog posts as we head into next semester at university. 1,162 more words


As part of my AS (Ankylosing Spondylitis) I have Iritis attacks. They are very debilitating.

Traditional medicine calls for the use of steroids to manage this condition. 107 more words


Losing Sight of Normal

One of the first jobs I had right out of college was at a residential treatment center for children.  The section of the center that I worked in was called the shelter care unit.   884 more words

Eye Diseases