That Was Then, This is Now

Hey, all of you wonderful people with a d……… who refuse to let it define who you are! You have found out, as I have, that having a d……… makes you more special.  It lets you be YOU, helps you realize that you can’t pretend to be someone or something you aren’t. Continue reading “That Was Then, This is Now”

Real Choices

Since the last time I wrote, I have done a lot of thinking about how choices and underachieving affect one another.  I chose to do lots of really great things in the past week.  I started my new job, joined a gym and went everyday after work!  I get to spend my evenings doing things like going to dinner with my brother or hanging out and watching the Phillies!  I love being in a routine, it really helps with my time management. Continue reading “Real Choices”

Idiopathic Autonomic Neuropathy

I am the first person in the world to be diagnosed with Idiopathic Autonomic Neuropathy. Here is my story:

My symptoms started when I was twenty and my symptoms were normal, so nobody was expecting my illness to progress to something worse.  I had my two kids and the doctors said it was female’s problems, so I had a hysterectomy by the age of 25.  In the mean time, I was losing functions of my body, such as my bladder and colon.  That’s where some of the other diagnoses started coming in place.    Continue reading “Idiopathic Autonomic Neuropathy”

What to say to someone who is sick

In my travels on the web recently I found this article published in the New York Times. It is one of the most honest articles I have come across in a long time and incredbly refreshing for someone in my position. I have since sent it to everyone I know in order to help myself and them, as being ‘sick’ is not only an ordeal for the individual but also for anyone in contact with them. I found this to be a perfect guide for anyone associated in any way to illness and even to disability. Continue reading “What to say to someone who is sick”