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When Your Family Medical History Reads: X

When I was 8 years old I was called out of fourth grade and into the principal's office.  I sat nervously in the office full of large and intimidating furniture waiting to hear what I had done wrong.  My principal, who later went on to supervise the district, flipped through a manila file folder with… Continue reading When Your Family Medical History Reads: X

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6 Tips For Adjusting To Life With An Autoimmune Disease

Your doctor has finally put a name on the symptoms you've been experiencing and now you have to learn to adjust to life with an autoimmune disease. You've been told a few basics about your newly labeled disease and listened to the announcement that there is no cure.  It may go up or down but… Continue reading 6 Tips For Adjusting To Life With An Autoimmune Disease

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7 Things to Remember When Your Diagnosis Scares You

  Sometimes when I think about my diagnosis, I get really scared.  It is never far from my conscious thought that as an autoimmune mess, my body is constantly moving towards failure.  I don't consider myself a pessimist, but when you face a scary diagnosis there is a harsh reality you cannot help but come… Continue reading 7 Things to Remember When Your Diagnosis Scares You

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Understanding Autoimmune Diseases: A Place to Begin

I remember how overwhelmed I was the first time my doctor diagnosed me with an autoimmune disease.  She started naming all of these weird sounding diseases that I had never heard of, gave me a prescription, and referred me to a rheumatologist.  She basically said you have an incurable illness that will only get worse over… Continue reading Understanding Autoimmune Diseases: A Place to Begin