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Positive v Negative

Maybe it’s because I’m having a really rough patch, or am hormonal and grumpy, but my Facebook feed is annoying the shit out of me lately.  763 more words

Mast Cell Activation Disorder

Weekly Roundup

I’ve had a strange week.  Up one minute down the next.  Not sleeping, still.  Rampant heartburn, which seriously gets me down.  Horrible stomach pains, which feels like my entire insides are on fire.  730 more words

Mast Cell Activation Disorder

Day 899: Waiting for the other ____ to drop

Rather than have you wait for the point of this post to drop, I’ll start by telling you that I hear this phrase a lot, in therapy sessions: 378 more words

Personal Growth

Being Hopeful in the Face of Chronic Illness

Learn how to hold on to hope even when faced with the challenges of a chronic illness

Ever since I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia in 2007, I have wondered what keeps people hopeful in order to successfully cope with and overcome challenges that illness brings. 132 more words

Living With Chronic Illness

A Year Of Pictures - Day 192

Day 192 – 12/6/2015 – Sorry it’s late, I fell asleep yesterday afternoon and didn’t wake up until the early hours of the morning! I’ve been trying to sort out my new phone all day and I’m knackered! 30 more words

A Year Of Pictures/ A Photograph A Day

10 Small Things

Dealing with chronic illness, pain and fatigue is stressful, many days  wake up feeling awful, and it takes everything out of me by the end of the day just to be my normal happy self. 340 more words

Living with Chronic Illness: It's Sjögren's!

After being left undiagnosed for 2 years, we’ve finally figured out that I actually have Sjögren’s syndrome. 


What is Sjögren’s syndrome?

Sjögren’s syndrome (SS) is a chronic autoimmune disease in which people’s white blood cells attack their moisture-producing glands. 529 more words

Autoimmune Disease