chronic illness · chronic pain · Invisible Illness · lupus

The night I was supposed to die.

Twenty years ago my parents were given the news no parent ever wants to hear, “Your daughter may not live through the night”.    It was Wednesday February 19, 1997.  I was on my twelfth night stay at Western Medical Center and I had been in the Critical Care Unit (CCU) since Sunday.  I was… Continue reading The night I was supposed to die.

chronic illness · chronic pain · healing energy · lupus

The power of healing, positive energy …better known as Prayer.

No matter what religion you follow, something they all have in common is the importance of prayer.  I truly believe in the power of HEALING energy.  I am kind of a living proof of it.  At this time 20 years ago I was very, very ill.  I had been in the hospital for ten days… Continue reading The power of healing, positive energy …better known as Prayer.

chronic illness · chronic pain · lupus

The day I would begin a fight for my life.

Twenty years ago today, at the age of 19, I was taken into the E.R. by my Mom & little sister Alejandra. I remember waking up in the middle of the night and it felt like someone was sitting on my chest.  It hurt to breath and I had a horrible cough.  A month before… Continue reading The day I would begin a fight for my life.

chronic pain · Endometriosis · lupus

I am my best medical advocate.

After a very disparaging conversation with my Rheumatologist this week I’ve come to the conclusion that no one wants to cure ME more than I do.  The medical industry wants me to be sick.  They do not profit if I get better so they are determined to make sure I remain that way. I finally… Continue reading I am my best medical advocate.

Endometriosis

What in the world is Endometriosis

I remember the first time I heard the word Endometriosis. I’ll be honest, it went in one ear and out the other.  In simple terms, Endometriosis is a disease where the tissue that normally lines the uterus begins to grow outside the uterus.  Endometriosis most commonly affects the ovaries, fallopian tubes and pelvis. However, it many… Continue reading What in the world is Endometriosis