Even with the self-confidence and ambition gained from many amazing life experiences in my late teens & early twenties, as a chronic illness patient it took me years to escape the mental pitfalls of chronic illness. I became accustomed to believing I was damaged goods, isolating myself, denial & excessive substance use. Ten years later, it is my hope that my direct & sometimes humorous writings help readers avoid such pitfalls. I have Systemic Lupus, Fibromyalgia, & POTS. But it is my goal that my writing does not become about MY disease, symptoms, or treatments. It is about the reader, how the reader feels about themselves, & brainstorming solutions to chronic illness obstacles.
I’m a Patient Leader