I have three months (if baby boy follows the predicted schedule) until our second little prince arrives. This means that I will be going back to a strict diet to prepare my body for the postpartum journey ahead. I took a few months hiatus from the strict diet that I follow for a few reasons.… Continue reading Back in the saddle AGAIN!
Valentine’s Day brings emotions of love for some and heartache for others. For those that have someone to love and enjoy the day with it brings feelings of love, joy, and happiness. For those that have lost their loved one or have not found that special someone, Valentine’s Day can bring feelings of loss and… Continue reading Go ahead and LOVE yourself!
Reflection is defined as the act of reflecting or the state of being reflected. This can be something such as light or an image that is reflected. Reflection can also mean serious thinking or careful consideration. Today I reflect not only on these past few years but on the entirety of my 35 years of… Continue reading Reflection
In October 2016 I was told by my rheumatologist that I was in remission from my DM. I worked so hard to get to this point and was so dang proud to be pain free. With this remission came the possibility of trying to conceive another baby. This thought was almost confusing to my husband… Continue reading How we decided to conceive
3 years ago I was experiencing my first symptoms of muscle weakness. This started out in my arms and although I had the rash, or Gottron’s Papules to be me medically correct, we assumed the arm weakness was from moving into our new home. From this point you know the rest of my DM journey…up… Continue reading The Gift of Life
Do you see this sweet thing? This is my baby who is becoming more and more a little boy with each passing day. Although I have been sick almost all of his 3 1/2 years of life with Dermatomyositis, he has been the brightest little light in my life. I am blessed beyond reason that… Continue reading What will the future hold?
Today I saw my rheumatologist for the first time since being off all of my medications. When I first arrived I actually had to check the building directory to make sure I remembered that he was on the 3rd floor. This not only made me laugh a little but it was a clear sign to… Continue reading October 6th…the day I officially got my life back!