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Dealing With The Positivity Police

Dear healthy friend, Did you know that I struggle every day with being open and honest with you? As your friend, I want to share myself with you and develop an authentic friendship but my life revolves around my autoimmune disease.  Before you are quick to quote some mindless inspirational thought like, "you have it,… Continue reading Dealing With The Positivity Police

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Dealing With Symptoms, Fighting Through Flares, Support, Treatment

Surviving Flu Season When You’re An AUTOIMMUNE MESS

Today is the first day that I have felt decent in weeks.  It all started about four weeks or so ago when I woke up with a pounding headache.  I am, thankfully, not a headache kind of girl.  I figured I had slept with my arm across my forehead and caused myself some crazy sinus… Continue reading Surviving Flu Season When You’re An AUTOIMMUNE MESS

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30 Things About My Invisible Illness You May Not Know

In honor of invisible illness week I am doing something I don't normally do.  I try not to make this blog about my personal struggle with my invisible illness, although that certainly has an impact on what I write.  Instead, I try to write about things that encourage and inspire the invisible illness community as… Continue reading 30 Things About My Invisible Illness You May Not Know

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Would You Rather Have A Visible or Invisible Illness?

I was recently asked a very difficult question.  The asker didn't mean for it to be difficult but it became so thought-provoking for me that I had to really take some time before I was sure of my answer.  The question was would you rather have a visible or invisible illness.  This question seems to… Continue reading Would You Rather Have A Visible or Invisible Illness?

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Invisible Illness Awareness Week Count Down

7 Ways to Support a Loved One With Invisible Illness We are excitedly anticipating the arrival of Invisible Illness Awareness Week, and to celebrate we are counting down the top seven things you can do to support a loved one with an invisible illness.  The ever-terrific #2... If you love someone with an invisible illness then… Continue reading Invisible Illness Awareness Week Count Down

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Invisible Illness Awareness Week Count Down

7 Ways to Support a Loved One With Invisible Illness We are excitedly anticipating the arrival of Invisible Illness Awareness Week, and to celebrate we are counting down the top seven things you can do to support a loved one with invisible illness.  Without further delay the lovely #3 is... This sounds so obvious and easy,… Continue reading Invisible Illness Awareness Week Count Down

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Invisible Illness Awareness Week Count Down

7 Ways to Support a Loved One With Invisible Illness We are excitedly anticipating the arrival of Invisible Illness Awareness Week, and to celebrate we are counting down the top seven things you can do to support a loved one with an invisible illness.  The fantastic #4 is... When you are fighting an invisible illness you… Continue reading Invisible Illness Awareness Week Count Down