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A little tough love

So you have been told you need to change your diet to improve your health, to heal your gut, to help with an illness… are you ready? 459 more words

Knoweldge is Power and something to Ponder..

The facts: Approximately two million Canadians are affected by an autoimmune disease currently.  The autoimmune disease definition; a disease in which the body produces antibodies that attack its own tissues, leading to the deterioration and in some cases to the destruction of tissues.   726 more words


Truly I am. The response to my Gofundme page has been amazing. Since Saturday I’ve gotten three quarters of the way to my goal. It’s really incredible the way friends and family have stepped up to help me through this difficult time. 213 more words

Beautiful Kidneys, or a Way with Words

This morning we drove to the other side of town while it was still foggy out; I had an appointment for an upper abdominal ultrasound. After many years on methotrexate, my blood work began reflecting elevated liver enzymes last summer, and my new-as-of-last-week rheumatologist wanted a closer look. 313 more words

Rheumatoid Arthritis

I am a spoonie

I live with two autoimmune diseases, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Fibromyalgia, I was diagnosed with RA when I was 37 and Fibro when I was 40. My life since then has changed dramatically in some ways, in others its still the same. 2,692 more words

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Suicidal Thoughts with a Chronic Illness

I want to start this off by saying this; you never know what is going on in the life of someone from young to old that may cause them to take their life. 342 more words