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Scleroderma Does Ugly Things to Beautiful People

Yes.  Scleroderma does do ugly things to beautiful people, and me, too. When I began this blog, my intention was to raise awareness of scleroderma.  I’m going on my sixth year with this blog, and awareness is not enough.  The truth is, scleroderma is an ugly disease.  It doesn’t directly affect breasts, and the damage […]

Divorce: The Best Thing to Happen to My Son’s Development

I had been married nearly eleven years when I told my husband I wanted to separate a while.  We eventually divorced, with all the ugliness that comes with such an event.  Then, things started going well between us, but it didn’t happen overnight, but we definitely have a better relationship now, than when we were […]

People Who Claim to be Pro-Life Confuse Me.

Douchebag: (Doo-sh-bag) n.  One who works to outlaw safe medical procedures for women while insisting vaccines should be optional. Use in a sentence:  Sean Hannity  should visit countries where vaccinations are rare and see what the measles do without treatment or prevention.  Sean Hannity is a Douchebag. The term Pro-Life, is a like a dog […]

Protecting The Kingdom At All Costs

  We all have fears.  Most people have a fear of things that will eat them.  Some may be afraid of heights.  I have a fear that walks a fine line between a little weird, and crazy.  One of my biggest fears is having to disrobe for a medical exam between waxing,  mistaken for Sasquatch […]

I’d Rather Have Chlamydia.

  The week of October 5, 2014, I had yet another stay in a veteran’s hospital with another weird diagnosis.   It’s only a matter of time before I recognize  my case in an edition of Scientific American’s Mystery Diagnosis article. Monday was busy, and Tuesday ended with a trip to the ER, presenting with […]

Forget Scleroderma. My Credit Score Is A Bigger Problem

Unlike most Americans with chronic illnesses, in addition to Social Security, I have Veteran’s Benefits.  This has put me in a unique position.  It is why I am not afraid to seek medical care outside the Veteran’s Healthcare System and put myself in debt.  It takes more than a bad credit score and overdraft fees […]

The Best Description of Living with A Chronic Illness You Will Ever Read. Ever.

Okay, maybe not ever.  But how about the best description of living with a chronic illness that you will read for the next fifteen minutes?   Are you healthy?  Have you ever wondered what it is like living with a chronic illness like scleroderma?  Watch the movie Ground Hog Day. It’s no secret I believe Harold Ramis […]

When It Comes to Scleroderma, I’m a Chicken

Or: Please allow me to reintroduce you to my booby.   …Well, it’s not really my booby.  It belongs to everyone. June 24, 2014 I have been keeping this to myself for years and what a better time to talk about my fear of scleroderma during Scleroderma Awareness Month. After my diagnosis, I wanted nothing […]

Thank You, Queen Latifah. That Was A Perfect Amount of Scleroderma

When it was announced Queen Latifah would be talking about her mom’s diagnosis about scleroderma on her show, I was skeptical.  First, I’m going to tell you why I liked it, hoping she will read it or someone will tell her about it.   Scleroderma does not only devastate the patient.  I have watched my […]

Scleroderma Is Not ‘Just A Skin Condition’

  I recently spoke with a customer service representative at the Social Security Office.  She is tasked with asking questions, and making recommendations for the person seeking help.  So, I did a little research. Today, I read an article by Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.  They presented 5 steps to take after diagnosis.  As […]