INFORMATIONAL POSTS

Living vs Surviving 

You know the question….. We’ve all asked it, and all thought carefully about how to answer. The question is nothing life altering to most and seems simple enough. But to many the answer is FAR from simple. Now you are probably wondering what question I might be speaking of. Well….. the common probably the most common and generic question asked, “How are you?”     To most that’s not a big question and gets a simple answer of “Okay,” orRead More

Where Did All The Money Go????Bills Pills Bills Pills…..

By Amy Nora It is the never-ending cycle of what many of those with Lupus and other Chronic health conditions struggle with. The financial struggles that people with SLE face can be a challenge on many levels. According to the Lupus Foundation of America, the average lupus patient spends approximately $12,000 annually on treatments; however, many treatments cost several thousand dollars a month or every few months. There is also the problem of loss of income due to the inabilityRead More

The Basics of Infertility! 

Infertility….. I am sure that you all know someone who has been affected or you have been affected by infertility. April 23-29 2017 is Infertility Awareness Week.  To give you an idea of just how many are affected, here are some staggering statistics regarding infertility.  7.4 million women, or 11.9% of women, have ever received any infertility services in their lifetime. (2006-2010 National Survey of Family Growth, CDC) 1 in 8 couples (or 12% of married women) have trouble gettingRead More

What is Sjogrens?

Sjogrens…… How many of you know what that word means or is? According to Mayo Clinic, Sjogren’s (SHOW-grins) syndrome is a disorder of the immune system which is identified the two most common symptoms: dry eyes and a dry mouth. Sjogren’s syndrome is often found in those with other immune system disorders, such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. In this blog post we will look at what Sjogrens is, how many are affected, the symptoms and how it is treated.Read More

Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome 

When you hear CVS what do you think? If you are like most you probably think of the big box pharmacy. And you wouldn’t be alone in this. That’s what most would think. However, if you have CVS or know someone who suffers from it, that is not the first thing that comes to mind. You would probably think of Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome. What is that you ask!? We will discuss that in today’s post. We will look at whatRead More

Autism Awareness 

April 14, 2017 INFORMATIONAL POSTS

April is Autism awareness month.  But what exactly is Autism?  Autism is defined as a mental condition, present from early childhood, characterized by difficulty in communicating and forming relationships with other people and in using language and abstract concepts. Autism can affect any race, color or ethnicity. According to Autism Speaks, this condition is found in     1 in 68 children, even further broken down 1 in 42 boys and 1 in 189 girls are diagnosed with an autismRead More

The Truth About Endometriosis 

March 31, 2017 Endo, INFORMATIONAL POSTS

Endometriosis a condition that only affects women and can change their lives forever. Why am I discussing this you ask? Well, along with other conditions I have talked about this month, March is Endometriosis awareness month.  A lot of people have heard of the condition but don’t really know what it’s all about. Or how if affects a women’s life. So today I dove into some research about Endometriosis (Endo) so I could share with you.  What is Endometriosis? AccordingRead More

The Real Story- Depression and Suicide

Suicide and depression are topics that no one wants to talk about. But they real. And it’s something we need to spread awareness about.  As well as spread awareness on how people can get help when they feel like suicide is their only option.  According to the CDC there were nearly 43,000 suicides  in the US in 2014 and nearly 1.3 million suicide attempts. That averages out to avoid 113 suicides each day or one every 13 minutes!  That sameRead More

World Down Syndrome Day

March 21, 2017 INFORMATIONAL POSTS

Today is Worldwide Down Syndrome Day. Why you are ask am I writing about this. Well, simply because everyone has probably known at least one person or one family that has been affected by Down syndrome. And we need to spread awareness. According to research there are approximately 200,000 cases in the US alone every year. And is something that can happen with any delivery. Down Syndrome is caused by the baby having an extra or copy of the 21stRead More

Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month

March 18, 2017 INFORMATIONAL POSTS, Spoonies

March is Multiple Sclerosis Awareness month.  So I thought I would do my part and bring awareness to another awful autoimmune disease. I decided I wanted to cover the following topics in the blog.   What is MS? Who gets it? What are the symptoms? How is it treated? And what can we do to raise awareness? So let’s jump right in.  Per the Mayo Clinic no one is really sure of the cause of MS. But it is consideredRead More

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