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pink jumpsuit My Journey
The Pink Jumpsuit

Diary Entry: April 7, 2013 I was looking through my photo albums on my computer last night when I stumbled on these pictures of me wearing a bright pink jumpsuit. Besides the fact that it’s hilarious looking back on my fashion choices at that age, I also felt happy being reminded of that particular day.

How to make your next in-patient hospital experience more comfy

I’ve been in and out of the hospital more times than I can count on both hands. With each experience, I’ve gained so much knowledge not only about my autoimmune condition but also about myself. In this post, read on for some tips about how to make you next in-patient hospital experience more comfy.

AUME – Symptom Coping Tools and Tips
Pain Diary and Symptom Tracker

One of the most helpful tools for your doctor and yourself during your appointments is keeping a pain diary and symptom tracker or log. This way you can pinpoint exactly the time and date of when an autoimmune disease flare-up occurred, monitor, what you were doing each time and have a better understanding of what

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How do you feel beautiful when you have a chronic illness

I look in the mirror and first see the blotches on my skin. They’re red, raised, they look horrible. Putting on powder doesn’t help. Now they just look dusty, that’s the best word I can think of now. I look closer, my knees are bulging. Little blue veins and white lines surround my knees. It’s

AUME – Watcher and Patient Coping Tools and Tips
The Watcher and the Patient with an autoimmune disease

,This blog is dedicated to the people with autoimmune conditions and the people that love them. It aims to educate both parties on how we can both work through these diseases together. For family & friends, how they can care for and support their loved one diagnosed; and for the autoimmune patient themselves, how they

AUME – Doctor Appointments Coping Tools and Tips
Getting the best out of your next doctor’s appointment

Whether you’ve been diagnosed with a condition and attending regular appointments, or going through a string of appointments to get some answers, I hope you find this blog article helpful. Types of doctor’s appointments During my previous experiences, I’ve come across all different types of doctors, and I don’t just mean different like a neurologist

AUME – Symptom Coping Tools and Tips
Polyarteritis Nodosa Symptoms and Relief

I previously wrote my first blog entry called “The Invisible Visitor” and have gotten feedback that some of you would like to know more about the specific symptoms that PAN has. While it can manifest in many different ways in different people, there are some core distinctions that direct doctors to testing whether you have

AUME – Invisible Visitor My Journey
Polyarteritis Nodosa – The “Invisible” Visitor

The first diary entry The bed felt cold, lonely and I couldn’t wrap my head around the fact that I was in it. It scared me. They told me they would run a few more tests and that there wasn’t anything to be worried about. I closed my eyes, took a deep breath, and felt