Diaversary

The first time I heard of the concept of a "diaversary", I thought it was really stupid. It was probably a month or so into getting the disease that I heard about it, this "diaversary"; I was overwhelmed with fear, shame, the pointless minutia of managing diabetes. "Celebrating" the anniversary of a diagnosis? Seemed like a joke. … Continue reading Diaversary

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Would You Like An Autoimmune Disorder With Your Autoimmune Disorder? (Meanwhile, Part 5.5)

Just to round up the story, in the middle of the acid reducers, and the allergy tests, and the EOE diagnosis, I had surgery to remove that "incidentaloma" they found on my uterus back when they did that barrage of tests in September 2014. It was a polyp, and there was a 1/1000 chance that … Continue reading Would You Like An Autoimmune Disorder With Your Autoimmune Disorder? (Meanwhile, Part 5.5)

Would You Like An Autoimmune Disorder With Your Autoimmune Disorder? (Part 5)

So I had no idea when I started this blog it was going to get so weird. And so science-y. And so... personal. For the first time today, I am hesitating before typing. Somehow, sharing the details of this bizarre diagnosis seems more personal than sharing the details of my colonoscopy prep. And yet... I know there's a … Continue reading Would You Like An Autoimmune Disorder With Your Autoimmune Disorder? (Part 5)

Would You Like An Autoimmune Disorder with your Autoimmune Disorder? (Part 4)

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 The few people who I told I was going to have a colonoscopy/endoscopy all said the same thing: "The prep is the worst." Turns out, they are 100% correct. Indeed, my friends, the prep is DEFINITELY the worst. In order for a doctor to most effectively stick a camera … Continue reading Would You Like An Autoimmune Disorder with your Autoimmune Disorder? (Part 4)