Visit to the Aquarium

Here are some pictures from our visit to the Shedd Aquarium a month and a half ago. Visiting Shedd has been a goal of ours since 2012. We finally realized there possibly may never be a "perfect" time to go in terms of my health; we needed to just go for it! I am proud... Continue Reading →

Honeymooning While Chronically Ill

Thanks to lots of rest, I am finally starting to feel a little bit less rundown, have gotten back in touch with my doctors, and have had energy to work on writing this post about our honeymoon. I'll post wedding photos once those are in. We had 3 days between our wedding and honeymoon. I... Continue Reading →

A Chat with Mayo Clinic Doctor

It has been 14 weeks since I left Mayo Clinic. This morning I called Mayo Clinic because it had been nearly a month since I called asking if Dr. Fealey had any additional input. His secretary seemed horrified I had waited so long and told me Dr. Fealey would personally call me. I was so... Continue Reading →

Exercise Progress: Week 7

After two weeks of exercise I started a sticker chart. I just called the start of the sticker chart week 1 since the stuff I did up until then didn't really count as a workout. Like a little kid, it makes me happy to put a sticker on my chart. My exercise goals are to... Continue Reading →

My “Push Through” Mentality

Being sick all through college, I became a big "push through" type of person. I felt that anything someone wanted, they could get if they just did everything right (whatever that means). For me, this meant getting a ton of experience in my field so I wouldn't graduate college with only a degree to show... Continue Reading →

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