Hello everyone! Here is a quick recap: Today marks 6 weeks since I began receiving 30 grams of IVIG every other week to treat autonomic neuropathy secondary to Sjogren’s Syndrome. It is my fourth infusion. I have struggled with headaches, but otherwise have tolerated treatment quite well. With this last infusion, fatigue was…… Continue reading IVIG #4 Update Page
My infusion started around 2PM and it is 5PM. I’ve had severe headaches with my first two infusions, the headache with the last one being beyond what I could tolerate. We will keep tweaking things each infusion until we figure out which changes result in less severe of a headache. Changes this time: I…… Continue reading IVIG #3 Update Page
Today is Sunday, and I had my second IVIG infusion on Tuesday. As I mentioned in my last post, the plan was for me to take steroids the day of infusions and the day after in order to prevent headaches (which are a common side effect of IVIG). Since there is a risk of secondary…… Continue reading IVIG #2 Update Page
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 September 2016: Weddings and -ologists Galore!
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 Cleaning While Chronically Ill – It’s Slow
Thanks to Disney, it is well known that stepmoms spend a good chunk of their time formulating plots to ruin their stepdaughter’s lives. I am no exception. One night this past winter, I could not sleep (which is to say, it was like every other night). As I lie there, trying to sleep, I began…… Continue reading Am I an Evil Stepmom?
Even on what is considered a great health day for me, or even when I am doing something I enjoy, nothing is simple. That’s just how it is. The intensity of symptoms is usually proportionate to how much I have recently asked of my body, but I rarely get a break from symptoms being disabling…… Continue reading The Personification of My Chronically Ill Body