Allergy and Mast Cell, My Story

My diagnosis with mast cell activation syndrome

Hi everyone! First of all, I'm sorry for some of the posts that have seemed to go back on forth on whether or not I actually have Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (or MCAS, for short).   First of all, I don't want to have it.  Secondly, it's been kind of hard to get a straight answer… Continue reading My diagnosis with mast cell activation syndrome

Allergy and Mast Cell, Creative Writing, My Story

Piecing it together

Well, this has certainly been a strange year for me and weird medical problems (may I remind you of my one week of temporary paralysis, following a chiropractor visit back in May). It turns out that, apparently, my last post announcing that I'd been diagnosed with mast cell activation syndrome may have been a bit… Continue reading Piecing it together

Central Sensitization, Fibromyalgia, My Story

Heat, Fibromyalgia, & Central Sensitivity Syndrome (or, why I can’t handle being hot!).

Hi!  So.. I try to keep the posts on my blog mostly cheerful.   I always want my blog to be a place that reflects a sense of hope and healing, where people can come to feel uplifted. But... I also blog to share my truth with people, and to connect. And the truth is that… Continue reading Heat, Fibromyalgia, & Central Sensitivity Syndrome (or, why I can’t handle being hot!).

Central Sensitization, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Healthcare, Inspiration, My Story, Nervous System

So, I think I *do* have fibromyalgia, after all.

Wow... the past few months have been full of changes for me!  There's been a lot to deal with... but at the same time, I've been learning from it, and figuring a lot out. I don't always feel inspired to share super personal stuff on this blog, but I've heard from a few readers --… Continue reading So, I think I *do* have fibromyalgia, after all.

Central Sensitization, Chronic Pain, My Story, Treatment Approaches, Women's Health

Why I fired my primary care doctor after 10+ years.

Sometimes I just can't believe the personal details I put online.  To be honest, I think that's why I don't work on this blog as often as My Sacroiliac Joint Saga.  It's super easy to provide people with factual information, with only a few personal tidbits thrown in. This blog, though?  This is the one… Continue reading Why I fired my primary care doctor after 10+ years.