A letter from a teacher with ankylosing spondylitis trying to navigate the push to bring all of my students back into the classroom- before I’ve been given an opportunity to receive a vaccine.
How social media has helped me find comfort and positivity I don’t actually even have a twitter account…but the play on words was too perfect 😛 I often hear people talk about the evils of social media: an invasion of privacy, feeling the need to compare yourself to others, time wasted endlessly scrolling through feeds…the […]
When I was diagnosed with AS I forgot how to trust my body. I have always been a healthy person with very few physical limitations. All of a sudden I had found out that my body was attacking itself and slowly deteriorating- and I hadn’t realized. Finding out about a medical condition that will impact […]
Humira was approved by the FDA for use in patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis in 2002. It was also the first fully human monoclonal antibody approved by the FDA (fancy words, right? in short it just means it was the first of it’s kind). Even Remicade, the first anti-TNF drug approved for use in the United […]
10 Things I want to tell people about chronic illness REPOST: I wrote this list a year ago and shared in on Instagram, and it still resonates so much that I thought it was the perfect piece to launch my blog 🙂 I have a feeling that all of us with chronic illnesses feel the […]
I read this book two months after being diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis, the same disease as author Juliette Wills. I love Juliette’s writing style- I chuckled at her witty and quirky spirit throughout the book, and I thoroughly appreciated her honesty and transparency in regard to some very difficult moments. I hoped this book would […]