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An Autoimmune Messes Favorite Things

Are you wondering what to buy for that Chronic Illness warrior in your life this holiday season?  Or maybe you realize that after another year of balancing spoons it's time to treat yourself? I've compiled a list of some of my favorite things.  These are all things that I have, or would love to have… Continue reading An Autoimmune Messes Favorite Things

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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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An Honest Look at the Loneliness of Invisible Illnesses

I have an invisible illness.  It means that most of the time while I am feeling awful on the inside and struggling with my health I look absolutely fine.  In fact, some might say I look good.  Invisible illnesses are natures attempt at irony.  In many ways, I am grateful that in the broad picture, I… Continue reading An Honest Look at the Loneliness of Invisible Illnesses

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Autoimmune Mess: You don’t get it till you get it!

Being diagnosed with an incurable illness is shocking.  It sort of sucks the breath out of you for a moment while you try to wrap your brain around exactly what that means for your life.  In a way, diagnosis comes as a relief.  It validates all of the suffering and fatigue that you've been trying… Continue reading Autoimmune Mess: You don’t get it till you get it!