Welcome to my journey through chronic illness …
My blog was originally started to inform family and friends of the trials of raising my five (yes, FIVE) children while working as a child care provider and managing and maintaining a household.
Diagnosed with Systemic Lupus Erthematosus (SLE) – Lupus – in the fall of 2010, things kind of went into hyperdrive …following diagnoses of:
Type 2 diabetes
Kidney and heart involvement has currently put a huge crimp in my plans to take over the world, but I’ll still fight it. I’m badass like that.
But illness is not “ME”…simply as aspect. I am a total scrapbooking diva. I love all things Steampunk. I love tattoos. I am a closet girlie-girl. I don’t like mushrooms. I LOATHE running. I have moderate OCD. I love music and used to play piano with the Royal Conservatory of Music. I am an air force brat and damned proud of my Dad. I am an only child who loves football and autumn and chili in the crockpot.
I keep on keepin’ on.
I believe that what you put into life, you will get out of life. Your body, your mind, your soul…all falter in negativism, all flourish in positivism.
I write the way I live. Sometimes out of survival, sometimes emotional, sometimes raw, sometimes sarcastic and witty. In a nutshell, I say it like it is. This is to give a glimpse into my multi-faceted made-for-tv-movie kind of life…
Keep your arms and legs inside the blog posts at all times…