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…

On coming out

    I was diagnosed with IC in March 2015, so almost 2 years ago. And I always thought it would just be easier to not tell people. The less people that knew the better. If people knew, it would just make things more complicated. It would create more questions. People might question me. They…

On the road…to getting lost

  I just finished my first semester of grad school. Go me! In the Social Work program at Gallaudet University. But in the course of one semester...so much has changed. The workload of three graduate-level MSW courses was a lot more than I anticipated. I had to stop working and doing volunteer work. I only…

All the pain

  Here's the real reason why I am here. Pain. I have been in pain since I was diagnosed with IC. But since September/October 2016 I have been having off the chart pain levels for both my IC and migraines. For about a month, I had a migraine. I woke up with a migraine every…

On the journey…

  I don't know why I am doing this. Creating a blog. But I need to make some changes in my life and maybe I can hold myself accountable. But if you have found yourself here... how the heck did you get here? Well, you might be here because you are someone that knows me…