Managing Expectations

I want to make this as brief as I can in order to "train" myself to write shorter posts. For those of us who deal with chronic illness, it is absolutely CRUCIAL that we learn to "manage our expectations." Basically, this means giving up being a blind optimist and giving up being a pessimist based … Continue reading Managing Expectations

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Friday Facts – What is Behcet’s? (Part One)

Behcet's is at once an "illness" that is easy to describe and yet incredibly difficult to explain. It is very much like an autoimmune disease but it is NOT a "true" autoimmune disease: it is a type of auto-inflammatory vasculitis. I have recently run into a barrage of "fire," as it were, for questioning someone … Continue reading Friday Facts – What is Behcet’s? (Part One)

Hold That …

So wait ... am I correct in my "information" that Lady Gaga's "infamous" "aunt" Joanne died from Lupus? If this is TRUE, then HELLO! I should not need to scream too loudly to get the attention I am seeking! All of these diseases are VERY close - as far as Behcet's goes (this is a … Continue reading Hold That …

THE PROBLEM Defining “Chronic Illness”

Throughout all of these posts and all of my "posts" on "Social Media" (and the posts of others with chronic illnesses for that matter!) I have realized there is a certain "dilemma" that faces everyone who "suffers" from a chronic illness (or chronic illnesses) - namely, that the term "chronic illness" doesn't really carry with … Continue reading THE PROBLEM Defining “Chronic Illness”

Chronic Illness and Dental Problems

This is going to be a short post - for now! I'm just writing to inquire about YOUR chronic illness(es) if you have one (or more than one!) and how the conditions as well as their treatments have affected your teeth. I am currently dealing with a mouthful of already treated teeth ... teeth which … Continue reading Chronic Illness and Dental Problems