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We are people, not disabilities

In March 2016, I hurt my knee badly. I had to use a cane to walk until November 2016, before I was able to put it aside. It was a long process and it still isn't perfect even a full... Continue Reading →

Why we need to safe places for male chronic illness sufferers

I didn't think I would be mentioning sexism when talking about illnesses, but it recently came to light that men have a harder time talking about chronic illness because they are constantly told that they are not allowed to talk... Continue Reading →

What defines you?

Who am I? What defines me? These are questions that almost everyone will ask themselves at some point in their life and maybe more than once as life changes. The answer is more than just your given name, of course,... Continue Reading →

Autoimmune diseases are incurable

As you may already know, I have been diagnosed with Graves' Disease approximately a year ago. Graves' Disease is an autoimmune disease. Normally, your immune system uses antibodies to help protect against viruses, bacteria and other foreign substances that invade your... Continue Reading →

Going Nuclear

I have Graves Disease, which is an incurable autoimmune illness. The Graves Disease caused my body to develop Hyperthyroidism.  This part is treatable by either killing or removing the thyroid. I have been taking medication to calm the hyperthyroidism for... Continue Reading →

Paralysing Anxiety – Thyroid Related?

I suffered from paralysing anxiety, or in other words, hyper-vigilance. I was in a state of alert 24 hours a day, every day. Every little details was blown out of proportion. I was constantly analysing, interpreting, evaluating risks. My mind... Continue Reading →

Rainy Days & Chronic Illness

Weather affect chronic illness. It's become clear to me that rainy weather is definitely one of my triggers. It also has become clear to me that people don't understand when someone with a chronic illness speaks of good and bad pain days, which... Continue Reading →

Torn between I can & I can’t

I have to say no to countless outings and events. Sometimes it's just too difficult. Sometimes I say yes regardless and I will pay for it afterwards. I'm constantly torn between "I won't let this hold me back" and "I... Continue Reading →

Chronic Illness & Self Doubt

Last year I was diagnosed with Graves Disease and Hyperthyroidism. I also have two suspicious nodules that my endocrinologist fears are cancerous. Apparently, I have had Graves Disease for a long time, but hadn't diagnosed until my new general doctor... Continue Reading →

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