Welcome to my blog, Autoimmunee. This blog is a collection of short stories, tips, experiences (mine and others) and everything in between. Are you an Autoimmunee? You don’t have to have an autoimmune disease to be one. You can also be someone who cares for someone who has one; be studying immunology or autoimmune diseases; you might already be a medical practitioner, or you could just be someone who is interested in learning more. I am an Autoimmunee who has polyarteritis nodosa.
Polyarteritis Nodosa Writing
I’ve been writing since 2011, but I’ve had this condition since I was 12. But I wasn’t officially diagnosed until I was 16. I have the cutaneous form of this disease meaning the kind that attacks the skin aka leukocytoclastic vasculitis. I write all sorts of things. The saying ”I live to write and write to live” couldn’t be truer. I’m a professional copywriter, soon-to-be author, and a part-time travel blogger. As I got more and more into blogging about Autoimmune-related health, I got tons of emails from people all over the world and that’s when I started to notice. People were actually reading my blog and not only that I was helping them through my blog posts. It’s such a wonderful feeling to know that I’ve been able to touch others through my own experiences – good and bad. I also share my very personal experiences having not one, not two, not even three! But four strokes. Phew! Talk about whirlwind, more about that later 😉
What’s in it for you?
I hope Autoimmunee will become your partner through all things autoimmune-related. You can read my diary with everyday experiences and know that you are not alone in this. I’ll also share with you any lessons I’ve learned so far from personal experiences and from friends with other types of autoimmune diseases. I have lots of great plans and ideas for Autoimmunee and I’m excited for you to join me on this journey. If ever you have any ideas or requests for info/blogs you want to see on Autoimmunee.com please feel free to email me anytime, I love hearing from readers and making new friends.
For a brief intro to my story and my autoimmune condition, have a read through “The Invisible Visitor” and “Waking Up to a Nightmare“. These two posts sum up what’s been going on. From my most recent alarming experience with a bilateral pontine stroke (they’re rare but it can happen) to how I first dealt with subcutaneous nodules.
Sending you lots of positivity, healing and love,