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Ahoy, matey! ...and other pirate jokes

This week has been so full of turmoil. of endings and new beginnings and choices that my head feels as if it’s doing laps around the planet all by itself. 216 more words

Fort McMurray

I Don't Feel Strong Today

When I shared my first post about living with Uveitis on Facebook, my friends and family told me how strong I am for living and fighting through this. 283 more words


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


Am I Actually Winning This Time?

The week marks Week 4 of my Methotrexate (MTX) injections for Uveitis. I’m proud to say that this week was the first time that I did the injection completely by myself, on the first try, and without any tears. 180 more words


Learning to be Thankful on the Bad Days… The Fight Against My Immune System

I don’t get along with my immune system.

To make a way too long of a story short, I’ll give you the Erica’s Cliff Notes version. 1,041 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