Puppy Training

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It’s been kind of a stressful year so far (as you may have gleaned from my lack of posting). Work has been crazy, and because of that and some other big life events, my immune system has also been fritzing out on me. I’ve had all my typical autoimmune symptoms – low grade fevers, exhaustion, muscle aches, brain fog – in other words, it’s been a treat. Continue reading

Baking Makes Everything Better

2016 has been a hell of a year, friends.

It’s been a while since I’ve posted here – there were some problems with one of my medications at the beginning of the summer, and that sent me into the biggest autoimmune flare-up spiral I’ve traveled down in a long time. I’ve been spending a lot of time sleeping. Just going to work exhausts me, and I come home and stare at the TV in stupor, often too tired to even knit or read. My celiac flares up at the slightest provocation, meaning I’m constantly in the bathroom and struggling to stay hydrated and replenish electrolytes. Continue reading

The Symptoms Never Bothered Me Anyway…Being Chronically Ill During the Holidays

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I wrote this post in November 2014. I’ve been debating whether or not to post it, because it’s really personal and kind of long. But today I heard about a friend of one of my cousins who was just diagnosed with a chronic illness, and my heart broke a little. So I’m going to post this, despite the personal aspects and the length. If you or anyone you know has a chronic illness, I hope this bit of my story helps you feel like you’re not alone this holiday season.  Continue reading