**I wrote this article a year ago and never posted- but everything in here still holds true! Davie is now almost 14 months and I still absolutely swear by these! I highlighted in blue all of the things we are still using!** We’re 3 months in and sweet little Davie and I are starting to […]
Category: Chronic Illness
My Pregnancy Journey
Early 2021 My husband and I have always known we wanted to have kids. As we reached a point in life where we started seriously thinking about starting a family, how my ankylosing spondylitis would impact us became a frequent conversation. Knowing that there is a good chance of passing on my AS, I felt […]
Healthline Video Diary!
VIDEO HERE! A few months ago I was asked to take part in a video diary series that Healthline was producing and share my story with Ankylosing Spondylitis. It was a super awesome experience and I wanted to share think link here (above) for anyone interested in watching!
How hard does missing a single does of Humira hit?
A warning on the website reads: “HUMIRA is a tumor necrosis factor (TNF) blocker medicine that can lower the ability of your immune system to fight infections. You should not start taking HUMIRA if you have any kind of infection unless your doctor says it is okay. “ My doctor gave me the same warning […]
Keeping Sanity while #SocialDistancing
In the last 10 days I’ve only left my house for groceries and to walk my dogs. That type of isolation can be challenging enough, but when it’s a result of a global pandemic the fear and anxiety creeps in and makes it even harder. I’ve been gloomy and sluggish feeling, and that’s honestly pretty […]
Exercise is a Celebration of What Your Body Can Do
I used to DREAD working out. When I was younger I played sports, and got my exercise without having to consciously go for a run or lift some weights. After college I joined a gym, but it was a constant struggle to get myself there. My only motivation was to look good in a bathing […]
Love, at it’s purest form, is unconditional
Anyone who follows me on Instagram (@life_a.s_erin) has seen me posting recently about having pain in my wrists and elbows, and my trials with Prednisone. I’ve been trying to really rest and give my joints a chance to heal, so I’ve been a little MIA from my blog. Since the #100outof100 hashtag has gone viral […]
11 ‘Must-Haves’ if you Live with Chronic Illness
Life with a chronic illness is full of ups and downs. Some days you might feel like you can run a marathon, and others you can barely get out of bed. Here are 11 of my favorite things for navigating life with Ankylosing Spondylitis 🙂 Roomba– We all love to have a clean home, but […]
March is #ADAM !
Being diagnosed with an autoimmune disease was like getting a new car… I was so excited to be diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis! It gave me a new sense of freedom, and came with a fresh new scent and pine tree air freshener!??? Kidding! But happy Autoimmune Disease Awareness Month! Honestly though, you know how when […]
8 Ways I Cope with Anxiety
Journaling- Just pull out a pen and paper and start writing. Don’t worry about spelling, grammar, or sentence structure. Let all of the feelings and emotions flow onto the paper. Watch an episode of F.R.I.E.N.D.S- Turn on an episode of your favorite happy and mindless show. For me FRIENDS can always boost my mood and make me feel calmer, […]