What is a flare up?

As my journey to remission seems to becoming closer, I started to wonder about the future. Will I be symptom free? What does remission feel like? How long will it last? But most importantly, what is a flare up? Because often people who go into remission talk about having flare ups. I have used thisContinue reading “What is a flare up?”

Clinical Trial Series: Week 16

Well the day has come and passed and we have lived to tell the tale of yet another colonoscopy- except this time it was a sigmoidoscopy. While they tell you that the prep for a sigmoidoscopy is much easier- I beg to differ and actually asked for the colonoscopy prep. That enema fleet they giveContinue reading “Clinical Trial Series: Week 16”

Things you should do if you are on Prednisone

Ah Prednisone, The pill that most people end up on when you have a chronic illness, the pill that really does work some wonders, but ALWAYS has side effects. This has been the longest I’ve been on prednisone consecutively. Normally I am able to start weaning off of it after 2 weeks, but because ofContinue reading “Things you should do if you are on Prednisone”

Gut Immunity- Why is it so important?

Hello lovely readers, It is almost that time of year- SPRING. Just kidding. Where I live, spring won’t be around for like another month or so…. BUT let’s jump into a quick update BEFORE I get into you gut immunity. I have my 8 week colonoscopy Wednesday. We finally get to see if the drugContinue reading “Gut Immunity- Why is it so important?”

Guest Post: The Ultimate Guide to Traveling With Chronic Pain

Hello lovely readers, I have a great article to share with you sent by a representative with Million Mile Secrets all about traveling with chronic pain. Now if you are like me- I love to travel, but it has gotten harder with an autoimmune disorder. According to the CDC, 50 million Americans suffer from chronicContinue reading “Guest Post: The Ultimate Guide to Traveling With Chronic Pain”

Clinical Trial Series: Baseline

Hello dear readers, We made it! We survived day 1. Today was just overall a busy day. I had decided since I had to take a day off work to book all my appointments today. This resulted in the clinical trial, my gyno appointment, and a practicum interview being all done in one go. ItContinue reading “Clinical Trial Series: Baseline”

Lets Talk About Joint Pain

Today was a rough day. A humble reminder that we are not in remission, and still have a journey to go through. Although it is a new year, it is not quite a new me. I felt it as soon as I woke up this morning at 5 am. The stiff muscles in my backContinue reading “Lets Talk About Joint Pain”