Things are getting real, my friends. It hit me this past Thursday, when my university announced that we’d be finishing the semester online. COVID-19 is scary. It’s especially scary for those who are at “high risk”—like me. And since things are getting real—I’m about to get REAL. This is what I wrote in my journal … Continue reading COVID-19
The first stage of concussion recovery involves almost total rest. This stage lasts from a couple hours (in the case of an extremely mild concussion) to several weeks; a very rough average for this stage is about one week. I was in this stage for nearly three months. When it comes to a concussion, resting … Continue reading Concussion Recovery Stage 1: Coping
In my last post I talked about flare fear. Well, several months later and I'm happy to report that I haven't experienced any particularly bad flare ups. In fact, I recently followed up with my Immunologist and we were excited to realize I'd only had two infections since last we met six months previously. A … Continue reading Concussion: An Unexpected Journey
I've been having a hard time with blogging the last few months. I keep telling myself I need to post, keep setting a day, keep sitting down to write. But every time I open up a new post, the blank screen stares back at me and all the sudden I just can't. After a while … Continue reading Flare Fear
Hello my friends! I know I've been neglecting you and for that I'm sorry. The funny thing is, during the summer I mostly felt crappy, and therefore didn't feel like blogging. And then so far this fall semester I've been feeling pretty great, and so haven't really felt like blogging... But here I am. Back … Continue reading Of Ulcers and Life
My whole life the world has been rather assaulting. The noise. The lights. The smells. Basically all of it. And I never realized that the way I experience the world is different. In April I found out that though there are many, many people that experience the same bright, smelly, noisy world I do, it's … Continue reading ADHD and Sensory Issues: Why Is Everything So Loud?
Hey all! As you may or may not have noticed, I've been taking a break from blogging for most of the summer. In about two weeks the fall semester starts up and I'm excited to get going with my classes. So here's a recap of my summer: MAY Finished spring semester. GI appointment- started taking … Continue reading Summer Update
Last week I celebrated my 23rd birthday, which is hard to believe I know. The day before my birthday marked five years exactly since I had my first Ig infusion. I was diagnosed with a primary immunodeficiency towards the end of my senior year of high school, after many years of sickness, infections, tests and … Continue reading 5 Years of Ig Infusions
A few months ago I started having episodes of intense abdominal pain, often accompanied by nausea, that were reminiscent of the gallbladder attacks I had last year. The only problem is, obviously, I had my gallbladder removed. So it shouldn't be hurting... It Feels Like a Bad Gallbladder, But Doesn't Act Like It. This pain … Continue reading Gallbladder Pain, But No Gallbladder…
April was Primary Immunodeficiency Awareness Month, but I was so overwhelmed with crazy end-of-semester stuff and crazy body stuff that I totally goofed—I didn’t write a single PI awareness post on my blog about PI. But better late than never right? So let’s talk about it. What is a primary immunodeficiency and what is it not? What PI is: … Continue reading What is Primary Immunodeficiency?