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How Stress Effects Your Chronic Illness

So apparently I have been terrible at managing my stress levels lately, despite the self-care I have been trying to do. How so, you may ask? Well after talking to my nurse practitioner, it was discovered that my jaw pain had nothing to do with my medication and everything to do with stress (and my… Continue reading How Stress Effects Your Chronic Illness

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Humira & Me: My First Experience

Warning: explicit language and lots of details about poop (no surprise) Yesterday was Humira day. Can you believe it? It all happened so fast. Let’s rewind a little bit here. So like I said in my last post, our choice was to start with Humira because it just seemed like a better fit for my… Continue reading Humira & Me: My First Experience

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The Best Way to Practice Self-Care

For anyone who knows me personally, you would know I lead a pretty stressful life. My job involves running Early Childhood Development programs where I work with families from all different backgrounds to provide intervention & prevention services, I teach an anger management program , I volunteer at the Sexual Assault Center, I provide early… Continue reading The Best Way to Practice Self-Care