So far, so Enbrel (part I)

So far, so Enbrel (part I)

Judging by the pic above, you can clearly see I’ve taken quite a few doses of Enbrel. As you can imagine, it was super fun taking all these out of my sharps container (read: sarcasm). But I did it for a point (get it? A poi- nevermind). The ultimate question I’ll be discussing is: do […]

The perils of weeding

The perils of weeding

I had the coveted MRI done and you need to really hold on to your seat for this one. Ready? It showed……nothing! That’s right, it showed a perfect sacroiliac joint with zero inflammation. I could die from frustration, but my body will take that task over soon enough (Jk’in, I plan on being a pain […]

Season of Growth

Season of Growth

The last time I saw my rheumatologist was on Valentine’s Day (coincidently). That day she put in the order that I get an MRI to evaluate the cause of my back pain because it wasn’t improving. The pain started in December and has slowly worn me down since. I am now on gabapentin/ medicinal marijuana […]

Chronic illness and Sex

Chronic illness and Sex

I ovulated last night. I know this because it was one sided pain that quickly went from discomfort in my side to debilitating pain in about 2 episodes of Altered Carbon. (btw, I really like that show, Tak is pretty hot lol) I joke with the hubby that when we want to concieve, we will […]

Introducing: My Autoimmune Struggle

Introducing: My Autoimmune Struggle

I have multiple autoimmune disorders that my doctors can’t quite pin down. It’s some crazy mix between Lupus, RA and mixed connective tissue disease, with a blood clotting disorder (Antiphospholipid Syndrome) to boot. I also have diagnosed Endometriosis (with recurrent cyst ruptures) which is a co-morbidity to autoimmune disorders. Recently, I’ve discovered I also possibly […]