Posts Tagged ‘autoimmune disease’

I wrote about this before, how having chronic illness makes me want to do things NOW and not postpone anything in life… I had yet another realization just a few days ago: as I’m surrounded by people (anyone, really) transitioning to bigger and better jobs, and I work for a university that helps non-traditional students […]


Happy summer! We may be a bit heat-sensitive (find your A/C!!), but the opportunity for natural vitamin D is here, with bountiful sun! Have you ever experienced serious adversity and thought, “hey, I could inspire others! Why don’t I write about it?” Sure, we have. I did (having spent two weeks in a university hospital […]


So, you may have heard people with chronic illness refer to the “spoon theory” when it comes to the amount of energy in any given day. (Everyone has “spoons” as their energy currency to spend in a day, but someone with MS, or a chronic illness, doesn’t have as many spoons, so has to decide […]


going back.

15Aug16

So… I’m in the process of restarting Rebif. Yeah, I though I’d sworn off injections, too. Gilenya was destroying my immune system… 6? or was it 7? upper respiratory infections this year, and my white cell count was consistently low. I finally said NO MORE earlier this summer… and decided to go drug-free during my […]


Have you heard about the Mediterranean Diet? (I’m sure most of you have…) Maybe you have, but you only have a vague idea of what it is. It’s not really a “diet regimen” per se, but more a way of eating. Take a look at this food pyramid: From this, you can get a good […]


MS meds and their side effects. Ahem. I’m sorry, I meant to say, “disease modifying therapy”, as it’s not really changing my disease — just maybe changing the course. Changing the amount of damage my MS does to me. We think. So, MS being an autoimmune disease and everything, the meds do strange things to […]


Sorry for the lack of posts… I’ve had WordPress issues on both of the browsers I use (Firefox and Safari), and between both of my jobs, the new business, and taking care of my health, there’s little time to keep checking back to see what works when! Anyway. About a month ago, when I had […]