Everything you have wanted to know about hemiplegic migraine (HM)!
Author: Chronically KMads
My Hemiplegic Migraine Episodes – Stroke’s Less Dangerous Twin
What my doctors thought were mini strokes turned out to be a rare and serious type of migraine.
Self-Care & Mindfulness
Tonight, my friend is coming to pick me up to go out to dinner with her and her kids. I usually procrastinate getting ready and am flying… Read more “Self-Care & Mindfulness”
My 10 Types of Pain
I am taking this opportunity to do my best to explain what my chronic pain feels like.
Thank God for Chronic Pain
We are the lucky few who actually get to FEEL things happening inside our bodies. Appreciate the pain.
Being Tested for Fatal Interstitial Lung Disease with Sjögren’s Syndrome
I flashed through Google results about fatal lung diseases — the most common form of death in Sjogren’s, 3-5 years survival rate, no treatment, unexplained progression, poor prognosis….
Grief and Autoimmune Disease
Force the grief to toughen you. Turn the pain into your future. These struggles and losses are tests of resiliency. Pass them.
Everything Tastes Better Than Skinny Feels
“Nothing tastes better than skinny feels.” -Kate Moss
Why I’ve Been Away
I apologize for my pause in writing lately. And I have to be honest as to why.
I Thank My Body For Flares
My autoimmune diseases are so adorable.
Ms. to Mrs., Blogger to Columnist
My apologies for my delay in posting lately, but I promise I have a good reason!
Why Autoimmune Diseases Deserve Awareness
Anyone can google what an autoimmune disease is and discover a definition. But someone in good health may know no more than that internet search. So I have created definitions in an attempt to spread more accurate and relatable awareness.
A Day in the Life
It is hard to imagine the pain if you haven’t dealt with it regularly. So I have written a post that explains a day in the life with my POTS, fatty liver disease, Sjogren’s Syndrome, early onset Rheumatoid Arthritis, and two autoimmune liver diseases.
We Have Fleas.
How do fleas travel from place to place? They itch hike.
How Strength Defines Autoimmunity
“The strongest people are not those who show strength in front of us, but those who win battles we know nothing about.”
Life Update: We Moved!
When Pessimism is Used to Protect
When a nice weekend away turns into a tire blow out and a long hospital stay.
The Thunderstorm That Saved Me
All we needed was a good rain.
Why should I have to pick between a boyfriend and a career?
When Life Doesn’t Even Give You Lemons…
So I left Florida and moved to Mississippi. In the twenty-four hours that it took for me to move, I got into a car accident, was stranded in small town Alabama, and lost my car keys.