Live like a Warrior

"Fight like a warrior" - Matisyahu In the chronic illness community, there is some debate about whether or not being called a "warrior" is a good thing. This is because a warrior is related to fighting which could mean that one is fighting themselves constantly. And while that is a distinct possibility and there are…

Off to see The Wizard

  I know I didn't post last week that's because me and the fam (Aaron, Reid and I) were off to Oz! And by that, I mean the Land of Oz in Beech Mountain North Carolina. This is basically my dream come true. I have been obsessed with all things Oz-related since I was in the…

Hey antibiotics, good to see you again!

  Hey friends! I know it has been forever. Let me just tell you, grad school and chronic illnesses are kicking my butt...along with some other stuff, that I will surely get into soon. I barely have time to eat and sleep, let alone keep up with a blog. But the good news is I…

Food as medicine

    After months of debilitating pain and frantic searches for meds of all sort, I have decided to do myself a solid and change my diet completely. I will be cutting out processed foods, sugars, carbs. My body is literally screaming for help at the top of it's lungs and if I didn't listen…

Having a support system

  A strong support system is crucial for people with chronic illness to survive and thrive. A support system can include family, friends, support group, doctors, other medical or holistic professionals. My support system is coming together nicely.    The players: Rachel - The One with IC and more Debbie - The Mother Aaron -…

New year… New you??

  It's a new year already. 2017. Wow. How does that even happen? The whole year flew by.    Almost two years ago this March I was diagnosed with IC.  One year ago this past December I met my boyfriend, Aaron. And on January 14th will be our one year anniversary, which is crazy because it definitely feels…