September 2016: Weddings and -ologists Galore!

As predicted at the end of my last post, I did not post at all last month because it was busy. Here is how my month went... First up was the wedding weekend. On a Friday, we traveled from Illinois up to Iowa to attend a wedding on Saturday. We thought my body would behave... Continue Reading →

Cleaning While Chronically Ill – It’s Slow

I spent the past few days alternating between resting, stretching, and cleaning. That may sound boring, however I am pretty excited about it. My house has gone a long time without a deep clean, and various obligations have meant I couldn't use my energy toward whipping it back into shape. All summer, I have looked... 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 →

The Anti-Catastrophizer

I went to the doctor yesterday to make sure I hadn't caught Emma's strep. Since my throat almost always hurts, I never know when I have strep. It has gone to my kidneys in the past because I didn't notice a difference. Luckily, I don't have it! I also talked to my doctor about my... 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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