Personal Health Warriors

Health is not valued till sickness comes." - Dr. Thomas Fuller Life with a chronic illness is a struggle to say the least. Our bodies are waging a war against ourselves. It gets even more challenging when you are struggle with multiple illnesses. Seriously, this is a collection I didn't need. We fight for health... Continue Reading →

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RAI treatment – Personal Experience

Graves' disease is an incurable autoimmune disease that leads to the overactivity of the thyroid gland, which is called hyperthyroidism. Graves' disease can also cause mental illness such as depression and anxiety. It did with me. I was first treated with medication to calm the thyroid and to help with depression and anxiety. I was also... Continue Reading →

Knowledge is Power

When you plate your life in the hands of a doctor, you want the most competent one that you can get. Doctors may be very knowledgeable in their fields, but they can't know everything about every single illness. Doctors just are sometimes not familiar with how to manage rare diseases in these situations and have... Continue Reading →

Vacation Days With Chronic Illness

Planning or taking vacation days when you have a chronic illness isn't easy. Having a maximum of 5 sick days in a year is ridiculous when you think about it. As someone with health issues, I'm lucky if I have any left by spring time. My employers are aware of the situation, but everyone has... Continue Reading →

No, It’s not something I did

I have Graves' Disease. It's an autoimmune illness. This means that my immune system attacks healthy cells. I want to make one thing clear, having an incurable autoimmune illness isn't my fault. I didn't do anything that cause this to happen. I wasn't curse or did something so horrible that would cause karma to hit... Continue Reading →

Priority #1

If you take a first aid class, they will tell you that your safety comes first. You can't help anyone if you are on the floor next to your victim. We all understand that logic. If you travel by plane, the flight attendant will tell you to put the air mask on yourself first, before... Continue Reading →

Moment of Self-Discovery

How do I feel at the moment? I'm tired. In physical pain. My thyroid is dying and wrecking havoc inside me as it slowly gives up. If that's not enough, I just started my period. I have zero energy to give. Yet this is my first week back at work after a medical leave, I am... Continue Reading →

Chronic Illness & Understanding

I'm not okay. I never am. Only a few people really know me. The strong, confident person you see is all an act. I'm scared every day of what will happen next. What you see is me trying to appear as normal as possible. There are times I hate being alive. I don't want to... Continue Reading →

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