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Living With Chronic Illness

Hey There!  My name is Amber Blackburn, and I’m so glad you’re here! I am a Registered Nurse by trade turned chronic illness/lifestyle blogger. I worked in the healthcare industry for over a decade until my health made it impossible for me to work outside the home. At that point I turned to writing and made it my life’s work to educate and spread awareness of all chronic illnesses and the lifestyle of those who deal with chronic illness on a daily basis. Living daily with Lupus, Migraines, Fibromyalgia and many other issues has given me a new outlook on life. That being said I feel that I can provide a different look at living with a chronic illness as I can bring my education and work experience to the table, along with my own personal experience. My overall goal is to spread awareness and happiness while living with a chronic illness! 

With Love, Amber 

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About Me

Hi! Let me first start out by saying thank you for visiting my blog!  I am a 34 year old nurse. Who’s life got turned upside down about five years ago.  In the period of about a year and a half starting in November of 2011 I was diagnosed with Endometriosis, Interstitial Cystitis, SLE and Fibromyalgia.  Even though it was a scary time, I was so glad to finally have a diagnosis. I didn’t feel like I was crazy anymore for all the symptoms I had that didn’t match up with a diagnosis. For as long as I can remember I have  also suffered from migraines and IBS. So I have a whole barrage of conditions. Also included are Anxiety, Depression, Sleep Apnea and Adrenal Insufficiency.

In March of 2016 I started having hemiplegic migraines. This was perhaps one of the scariest times of my life because many of my headaches look just like a stroke. And the first one I had they actually treated as a stroke. These migraines have changed my life. Due to the migraines, Adrenal Insufficiency and SLE I had to quit working because I was calling in sick more than I was working.  I am now in the process of looking for another job. But its hard to explain to potential employers that you took six months off for your health at the age of 31.

I wanted to start this blog not only to share my story, but also to share my journey to finding better health.  So you will find articles on nutrition, how to lower inflammation, funny anecdotes about living with chronic illness. As well as articles on the specific conditions. I also want to share my love of books, makeup and skincare!!

I hope you enjoy reading this blog as much as I enjoy putting it together. And I hope you can find something to help you along the way.

If you ever are interested in a certain topic you would like me to look into please email me and let me know.



My blog are my thoughts so please take them as such. And do not copy them without expressed written permission

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