Tags » Uveitis

It's funny when people tell me my eyes are beautiful because I'd quite happily rip them out of my skull 

Relatively few people on this planet know what Uveitis is. It only affects about 1 in every 5,000 people globally, and so the pool of people who even remotely understand it is limited to those 1/5,000 people and their sphere of family, friends, and medical professionals. 616 more words

The Assumptions of Invisibility

I exist as two separate entities. First, there’s the old Erica. She was dope. I admired her. I miss her. She’s who I used to be. 1,053 more words

Mental Health

My Story - Fighting Chronic Inflammation

I wanted to take a second to share with you the REAL story behind who I am and my initial why.

For the last 2 years I’ve been battling with both extreme inflammation in my eyes (a condition called uveitis) and severe glaucoma. 782 more words

Gut Health

Considering Naturopathy

As a new nurse with many years of cardiology office experience; I originally thought that I would become a cardiac nurse.

I am after all fascinated with all things heart related. 543 more words

Autoimmune

Starting a new chapter...

Today was a day that started out with a crisp clean fresh page in front of me, stepping into new and unknown territory in a new phase of my journey.  629 more words

Chronic Illness

Oops Did I Just Pull the Trigger? I really must do better next time!

Triggers… if you have any kind of chronic illness this is something that at some point you will most likely have investigated. What is it that triggers my condition?  623 more words

Chronic Illness

Acute Red Eye Physical Diagnosis

Best approaches to physical diagnosis of acute red eye

Clinical Question:
What signs or symptoms are indicative of serious eye disease in patients with red eye or a bacterial cause in patients with presumed conjunctivitis? 92 more words

Family Medicine/Pearls