I have been awash these recent months with a new symptoms. To be honest you have not heard so much of it, not near as much as it has consumed […]

I have finished my first semester of university for the year. This means that half of the year is over! A big sigh of relief has oozed out of every […]

The biggest cause for concern with many diseases and bodily ailments is the pain that comes with it. I have not heard of any illness that does not manifest itself in some type of pain at some points, even if it is only discomfort-style pain. The issue with pain is the treatment/management of pain. On-going pain requires on-going pain treatment/ management plan. Many autoimmune diseases present with on-going pain of a strength which requires localised and specific pain management medicines. The two most common permanent and low-risk medications are mentioned below.

I have not written much lately and what I have written has not been of a standard to which I am satisfied. I have not been feeling myself, not at all. My intention with writing here was to share all of the aspects of life that are affected by a disease (or diseases) such as mine, so that people can become more aware. I realised this is one of those “teachable moments” (as we say in my current study degrees in early and middle childhood education). I should be using my current situation as a perfect example to provide enlightenment to the souls sharing the same sun and moon as me, not to mention those with whom I share the same rooms, bus routes, social media engines and shopping lines with.

Just quietly, last weekend was uncomfortably full of various activities. Not only did I say goodbye to my darling Polly, but I also had my father visiting whilst he attended […]

I want to discuss the difference between pain management drugs as there is a wide scope of treatments available. Given that many methods of pain management are ‘Over The Counter’ (OTC) […]

I hear all too frequently the sad stories of parents with adult children who suffer from chronic illnesses like myself. Unlike myself these other children have pushed their parents away and maintained a solid, heart-breaking barrier between the two. It shames me to admit this is something I can understand only to well how and why this happens.

My Lupus is atypical because it is ‘internet typical’

It was vital for me to provide an overview of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE or Lupus). Not only because it was a pretty hefty sum of information on its own, but also because you needed to understand about the illness as it typically is discussed. I referred close to the end of the text about how it can vary for individuals in how aggressive it is and the specifics of how it occurs within the body. I did this for a very important reason and that is this:

There is no typical Lupus patient.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Rheuma- (Greek,) bodily humour, flow Toid – Resembling Arthr – (From Greek Arthron) joint Itis – A condition involving the inflammation of This illness is a bit more askew […]

Sometimes when I start a new course of treatment I can feel and notice the changes within myself. Anyone who has been on a course of antibiotics should understand this. […]

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