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Fighting Fear, Fighting Frustration, Finding the Silver Lining

I finally made it home today, one week after going to the doctor to check on a fever. Funny how a checkup can turn into a brief hospital stay. Not so funny how a few nights in the hospital can bring back so many memories and ignite so much fear and frustration. Last Sunday, I woke up at 6am with a fever of 102. I texted my mom, and at her behest took some acetaminophen. Luckily, this kept the  ...

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12 Tips for a Healthier Digestive Tract

When you’re taking a lot of medications, each seems to come with its own set of unpleasant side effects. Often, they tend to wreak havoc on your digestive system, creating the need for more medications to alleviate discomfort. Through all my years of dealing with various prescriptions, I’ve found that keeping a healthy digestive tract helps with many side effects. If you can keep the  ...

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Living Up to You

On the first calm day I’ve had in weeks, I took some time this afternoon to wander the internet. I happened upon this beautiful story of a young man who left behind music, memories, love, and laughter for his family and friends when he passed away yesterday. Please take the time to watch his story and really think about the beauty of life and all its joys. [youtube  ...

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Moving Forward, Bending Backward

Today has been a big day for me (no fooling!) The beautiful sun in the sky marked a happy change in my life toward a brighter future. I started the day with a piloxing class (combination of Pilates, dance, and kickboxing), which only a year ago I could not dream of doing. I made it through the hour-long class and was hyped up with endorphins for the rest of my day! No NSAIDS needs. Take that,  ...

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Writing It All Down

It’s been nearly two years since I started this blog (and five years since my bout with Stevens-Johnson Syndrome). In the past two years, I’ve had a few more surgeries, happily changed rheumatologists, and finally graduated with my B.A. So now that I have a little bit of free time, I’ve decided to finally take the plunge and write it all down. The past five years of breaking  ...

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Searching for Light

I haven’t written in a while. At least, not for me or because of inspiration. A brief comment I made the other day to a friend kept repeating in my mind until I got this down today. The comment was, “Some people grow into you. Some people grow beside you. And some people grow away from you. Like trees. Unless you share roots or work toward the same sun, growing apart will leave a  ...

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Smile

It dawned on me that I hadn’t had the opportunity to write in a while, and that when I do write on this blog, it tends to be during a time when I’m feeling down. So instead, I decided to take a few moments today to write when I’m feeling good about things. I had a doctor appointment go very well this morning! My joints seem to like the Remicade, and it looks like I’ll  ...

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Fearing Hope, Needing Hope

It’s been a month since my surgery, and the recovery has gone better than ever. I couldn’t be happier about my decision to seek out a new rheumatologist and about his assertion that I begin Remicade infusions. The transition over the past few months has been remarkable. How funny that pharmaceuticals were what tore my system apart four years ago and are now what help me put the  ...

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No Man is an Island

“No man is an Island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the Continent, a part of the main; if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friends or of thine own were; any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in Mankind; And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; It tolls for  ...

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Letting Hate Go, Letting Love In

I’ve never been one to watch many television shows, and I’ve especially been reluctant to watch anything remotely resembling a soap opera. Somehow, though, I found myself thoroughly caught up in the series finale of Desperate Housewives tonight. The final message was one I cannot help but agree with: Let go of the hate in your heart, and tell those whom you love how much they mean  ...