Ankylosing Spondylitis

On Thursday it will be 2 weeks since I’ve been diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS). I’m no stranger to chronic illness I have fibromyalgia, adenomyosis, interstitial cystitis and other conditions. And I didn’t take those diagnoses lightly and wasn’t thrilled about them. Right now I’m going through many feelings from shock to grief but one …

Now what

The other day another doctor disappointed me. I’ve had my fair share of medical doctors not listen or not properly treat me or lie to me. So I’m getting used to disappointment in doctors. But life changed things up and this time it was the psychologist evaluating my daughter who disappointed me. My husband and …

CHAOS

Editor’s Note: I started writing this post on September 11th to give an update on my life and explain my absence on the blog. Of course I never got past the first paragraph. I’m giving a current update on October 15th. More than a month after I started this post. The first part of the …

Worried? Stay calm?

Maybe? Wait, how do I stay calm? Sorry I haven’t written in awhile. Life has been hectic and doesn’t seem to want to slow down. If you figure out how to slow down time let me know! (sarcasm font) I recently took my daughter to the pediatrician recently for limb, joint pain and a fever. …

Diagnosis Part 2

Click here to read part 1. My therapist/marriage counselor said something discouraging. It was after the autism spectrum specialist confirmed my ASD diagnosis. My therapist wasn’t trying to be rude. Her comment just showed how uneducated she was about autism. She said something along the lines of “I don’t think you have autism. And if …

Diagnosis Part 1

I was diagnosed with Autism on May 30th, 2018. Typing this out has me in disbelief, has really been 11 months since I’ve been diagnosed? The psychiatrist who diagnosed me was not a specialist in Autism so he wanted the diagnosis confirmed by someone who specialized in Autism. It took us a few weeks but …

Support

Trigger warning: This post discusses suicide and mentions rape. If you are having thoughts of suicide please contact National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 . . . This Autism Awareness/Acceptance month, I revealed on my social media accounts that I’m Autistic. I’ve shared the struggles of going through life unaware of the fact I have Autism. …

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