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…

Taking back my life.

    To start I had physical therapy this morning with Dr. Jen. After the last session before the holidays which left me crippled and barely able to walk and flared up in pain beyond belief for almost two weeks, I was actually starting to feel a little bit of an improvement. Well...that's the point…

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…