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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