I Am My Own Worst Enemy

** disclaimer: I have updated my post to hopefully more accurately get my message I wanted to across. Remember everyone is different and how I handle things I understand is not going to be the same for everyone else 🙂 I have decided to take a break from my blog and myself really, to tryContinue reading “I Am My Own Worst Enemy”

A Message to Anyone with Invisible Illnesses

I know lately I’ve been posting on here a lot less. I was a lot more motivated to write when I actually had energy and felt better than I am lately. I don’t think I realized how much this has all taken a toll on me until recently. I can nap anywhere at any timeContinue reading “A Message to Anyone with Invisible Illnesses”

Things I Wish People Understood About IBD Part 2

Happy IBD Awareness Day! In honor of further raising awareness I thought I would do another one of these posts. This of course is all from my personal experience and can be different for everyone, but hopefully some of you can relate and have a laugh! When I say I have to go, I needContinue reading “Things I Wish People Understood About IBD Part 2”

A Letter to Myself

Dear Body, At first I was going to write a love letter to you, but as the weeks went by and things got worse I realized, that perhaps dear body we needed to step up our game. Perhaps I needed to write a negotiation letter. See, you kind of have my body under hostage andContinue reading “A Letter to Myself”

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 myContinue reading “How Stress Effects Your Chronic Illness”

The Downsides & Upsides

This will be an update post on my progress so far. It’s officially been a week since my loading dose of Humira and we are now officially down to 20 mg of Prednisone (I’m halfway there). I start going down 0.5 mg each week for Prednisone and then this coming Saturday I take 80 mgContinue reading “The Downsides & Upsides”

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 earlyContinue reading “The Best Way to Practice Self-Care”

When Anxiety Takes Over

Prednisone kicks some serious butt! I’m beginning to wonder if the evils outweigh the good at this point. Well, that’s not entirely true. I KNOW right now they do. I’m doing a lot better, but these new symptoms are really consuming me. Joint pains– never had it before and can definitely say I am notContinue reading “When Anxiety Takes Over”