**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 […]
Tag: ankylosing spondylitis
The Autoimmune Flare Trifecta: COVID, Mastitis, and Aunt Flo
Lots of sleep has been lost this week trying to silence my autoimmune-brain mid-flare, but I’m trying to give myself constant reminders that this will pass, and a flare isn’t forever.
Sharing my Birth Story: My First Video Blog!
I knew ankylosing spondylitis would play a role in my labor and delivery, but I had no idea exactly what that role would be (and unfortunately, neither did anyone on my medical team!). Check out the video below to hear my entire labor and delivery story (and CLICK HERE to read my previous post about […]
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 […]
From a Teacher with Ankylosing Spondylitis…
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.
Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, oh my!
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 […]
How Being Diagnosed with a Chronic Illness Impacted my Mental Health
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 […]
A Future Fighting a Chronic Illness
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 […]
If you think you’re tired of listening to me talk about my chronic illness, just imagine how tired I am of having it.
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 […]
Mostly Cloudy with Some Bright Spells Book Review
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 […]