It's been a rough year. I think we can all agree on that, so I thought I’d share some good news—my health has been improving lately. The other day I got out of bed and stood up three times in the span of a few hours, the most I’ve done in the last six years. [...]
It's hard not to be bitter. In the macro sense, it's hard for me because, well, my life hasn't turned out the way I imagined it would. I'm 32 and haven't walked in more than five years, I've been through intense physical and emotional trauma, and because of my illness, I haven't been able to [...]
For me, it all comes down to the simple truth that if I don't take unsolicited advice seriously, I won't get upset that random strangers with no credentials or medical training think they know what's best for my health.
It's hard to say exactly why I've been able to sustain my recovery without IV fluids.
I've never disagreed with anyone on the fact that our illness needs more research funding and more treatments. These basic needs will never be disagreed upon within the community, and it is especially important to remind ourselves of that when things get heated.